Survivors, legislators address gun violence in schools (12 images)

Seven thousand pairs of shoes are placed on the Capitol lawn to memorialize the 7,000 children who have lost their lives to gun violence since the Sandy Hook school shootings. Survivors of the Parkland shooting, and Sens. Mario Rubio, R-Fla., and Orin Hatch, R-Utah, also had news conference to discuss the Stop School Violence Act outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Photos by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Updated: March 13, 2018 at 4:36 PM
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Seven thousand pairs of shoes are placed on the Capitol lawn in a memorial named a "Monument For Our Kids," which included a pair of shoes for each child killed by gun violence in the United States in the past five years.
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Kyle Kashuv (C), Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor, joined by lawmakers and fellow shooting survivors, speaks at a news conference to discuss the Stop School Violence Act outside the U.S. Capitol. The act is designed to help schools and communities stop violence before it happens by providing resources focused on early intervention and school safety infrastructure.
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Sen. Orin Hatch, R-Utah, hugs Kashuv, as fellow shooting survivor Patrick Petty stands by during the news conference.
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Ryan Petty, whose 14-year-old daughter Alaina was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, speaks during the news conference.
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Patrick Petty (L), 17, hugs Kashuv, both survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined by lawmakers and gun violence survivors, speaks during the news conference.
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Rubio (C), R-Fla, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Kashuv (L), attend the news conference.
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