The horrific mass shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida, has reignited protests for meaningful political action in the United States. According to Quinnipiac Poll, an independent, non-partisan public opinion poll, currently 66% of American voters support stricter gun laws, and it's the highest level ever measured. People are expressing their thoughts about these issues all over the internet, and some are resonating with the public so much, Bored Panda has decided to compile them into a list.

From brutally honest jokes to interesting insights, the entries below will certainly stir your thoughts about the uncomfortable debate American society needs to have. Scroll down to check them out, and upvote your favorites!

(h/t collegehumor)

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Brilliant

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Teja Figenskau 11 months ago

HOLY COW, I MISS THIS MAN!!

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Kristel 11 months ago

A kid should never have to worry about such a thing. Yet still, this is really happening. Heart-breaking. I think if I had a child and was in this situation, I couldn't hold up my brave parent face and would have broken down crying, that my baby is thinking about things like this. It even hurts me that a child I do not even know, is thinking about things like this.

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John L 11 months ago

That should pretty much cover everything, don't you think? 00-OMG-5a9...e90153.gif 00-OMG-5a9003ee90153.gif

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MITS Koala 11 months ago

my fucking goat have better suggestion than that

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

Yep, but they are mature enough to join the Army.

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Alib 11 months ago

Republicans bring so many levels of hypocrisy when it comes to personal freedom...

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David Daisy May Boldock 11 months ago

America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.

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Smoofy 11 months ago

EXACTLY

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Exactly puritan American. Kill each other but god forbid you have consensual pleasure

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

That's pretty much it

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FABULOUS1 11 months ago

Nailed it!!

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Stille20 11 months ago

I'm just glad this upcoming generation is making such a powerful show of getting involved when they have repeatedly been accused of being lazy and disengaged

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WhiteFox 11 months ago

by the way. why the hell are kinder eggs banned over there? im from australia

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Hope Floats 11 months ago

Here in the UK, we're absolutely dumbfounded when it was suggested giving the teachers guns, rather then dealing with the issue itself of gun ownership.. Can't Trump and his circus see this will just put a target on a teacher's head for the one to aim at first or is this just too obvious?. .You don't stop a war by giving people more weapons.. Absolutely bizarre...

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Teal Cat 11 months ago

Yep. That's SO logical.

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Shawn Frappe 11 months ago

This need to be higher on the list. TRUTH.

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Every adult in the USA who does not support these child survivors should be ashamed.

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Shruti Naik 11 months ago

Teachers don't want to handle guns. They're there to educate, not kill.

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Fire Bird 11 months ago

May clearly be the case if teachers can carry a gun. Can you imagine, the teacher with a gun lurking around the corner with gun drawn and a cop around another corner lurking with their gun drawn and they both jump out. You can imagine what will happen next.

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Em B 11 months ago

World- NO!!! (-muttering-)Dumbass...

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Ethan Hunter 11 months ago

Doctor Seuss book in the makings.

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GigaJolt 11 months ago

Reminds me of Ghost from MW2

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Daria B 11 months ago

You are more than kids. You are people with rights. And if you have the right not to be killed, then the current gun laws in America are legal crime.

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Jef Bateman 11 months ago

A teacher in Utah shot herself in the bathroom by accident in 2014. You can watch Youtube videos of enraged teachers smashing instruments or throwing things at students. I don't trust anybody with a gun in such a tense situation -- even a teacher.

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Shruti Naik 11 months ago

I can't believe the people at the NRA had the guts to do this...they want to show that celebrities are on their side? really?

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Bill O'Reilly is a pig. He's discounting the reactions of children who've been shot at or had friends die, and given more credence to the adults who watch this happen and refuse to protect them. He must be in the pocket of the NRA

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Shruti Naik 11 months ago

I wonder if he would've continued to stand up for the NRA had the shooter walked into his children's school and shot them dead.

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Zenozenobee 11 months ago

"The teacher's galactic republic"! where can we sign up as a teacher's Jedi school?

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Smoofy 11 months ago

SKISSORS

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TheTerrorHorde 11 months ago

had a teacher toss a chalk board eraser at our heads once because we were talking in class and he wanted us to shut up. yeah. Lets get that guy a gun.

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Heidrance 11 months ago

teens owning elected officials so hard that they cry tuesdays, perhaps?

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Rémi G 11 months ago

Of course he would never say 'give' teachers guns in the litteral sense. He was probably meaning ' we must let teachers BUY guns'

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Suzi Gauthier 11 months ago

Not to mention, most of the school shooters commit suicide or are pushing for suicide by cop anyway, so ANYONE having a gun at the school wouldn't help.

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Math Wilson 11 months ago

I know it can be unpopular. I’m from Brazil, where guns aren’t easily purchased as in USA. I’m against such an easy way to get your hands on powerful guns, but the problem is more deep rooted. The true problem is not the guns. The true problem is that a person have a killing will in his heart. Are we ignoring the fact that someone -wanted- to kill a lot of teenagers? Why? There is more than just guns wrong in United States. There is killings with knives and rocks too. We need to work on creating children that don’t want to kill others. A society that doesn’t let violence grow. Armed or not.

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Stille20 11 months ago

OMG..This should be funny... but it is

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

of course, and that teacher will have to live with that for the rest of her or his life. Teachers teach students about life; they should never be expected to take a life.

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Shruti Naik 11 months ago

the statistics explain themselves. Ban guns!

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Shruti Naik 11 months ago

I wonder how he'd feel if someone walked into his grand kids schools and shot them. But its sad to even think that the death of his own child might change his heart while the death of 200 other children have had no effect. Its sad....

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Matthew Hyder 11 months ago

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They shouldn't have to, but what if they do if times get dark? :( This kind of makes me think of having teachers as police or pomice as teachers...almost military...

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ADHORTATOR 11 months ago

They shoot everybody

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Teal Cat 11 months ago

This sums up everything happening in the US right now.

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May Be 11 months ago

It is never a good idea to bring a handgun to an AR-15 fight.

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TheTerrorHorde 11 months ago

18 school shootings since the beginning of the year! Its only FEBRUARY 23rd! exclusing holidays and weekends, thats almost 1 school shooting a day not to mention how have occured since I started this post! but hey, in total thats still less than 500 children right? Its just a few! a few?? Any number higher than 0 is too many!

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Agnes Jekyll 11 months ago

Schooled by the teenagers who are smarter and mored eloquent and more emotionally balanced that this moron.

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Stille20 11 months ago

This seems over dramatic, but innocent people are being shot by cops who have far more training.

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Shruti Naik 11 months ago

Teens. You don't know the amount of havoc the power of angry, well-spoken teenagers can create. These kids are the future of America.

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Alain 11 months ago

I agree and share the same brain.... call me insane , I will not kill a single soul unless they ban gun-control , here in Holland where I live I survived every school easily because no-one was pointing a gun at me but no matter how high you go up there , there's never a curved horizon to see I swear....

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Lisa Reuss 11 months ago

If Trump see this, he will retweet it to further his agenda. He's just that clueless.

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Vendy Vafer 11 months ago

Better yet, send all those who so staunchly protect their 2nd amendment to Afghanistan.They can prove that having a gun betters your odds to staying alive against others with guns. Once I see how they fare, maybe I'll change my mind.

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Amin Sharieff 11 months ago

Um RaY1, is there a self esteem issue you have ? Small hands? Small cerebrum? Just small ..uh..issues that a gun makes you feel 'protected'?

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