Florida congressman’s kids are using hamantaschen to help end gun violence

(JTA) — The college-aged kids of a Jewish congressman from Florida are raising money to end gun violence by selling hamantaschen.

Gabby, Serena and Cole Deutch launched the Bake Action Against Gun Violence initiative on Sunday. Their father is Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat who represents the district where 17 people were killed last week in Parkland in a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a former student there.

The project encourages Americans from across the country to bake hamantaschen, a pastry traditionally eaten during the upcoming holiday of Purim, and sell them to raise money.

Read the rest of the story by Josefin Dolstein at JTA.

Marches, walkouts and sit-ins: Gun control battle heads to the street

(CNN)As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

The marches share one mission: to put pressure on Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer. 

Fourteen students and three teachers were killed and many injured when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week.

The shooting was at least the eighth at a US middle or high school this year and has reignited a debate over gun control.

Read the rest of this story from Susannah Cullinane on CNN here.

Hundreds gather in Delray Beach to rally against gun violence

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Changes to gun laws -- that's what people here want to see now more than ever before.

They are making that clear with their voices and and handmade signs.

Survivors from the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are at the rally, but they are not alone. 

Several lawmakers, including Congresswoman Lois Frankel and representatives Ted Deutch and Alcee Hastings are speaking at this rally.

Students and parents from all over South Florida are here pushing to end gun violence and to never see another mass shooting again.

By Sabrina Lolo. Watch their video report here.

Emotional crowd at Fort Lauderdale rally demands gun restrictions

Waves of sadness, anger and, occasionally, hope washed through a large crowd that gathered Saturday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale to push for tightening state and national gun laws in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

In the crowd, people expressed their emotions with cheers and boos. From the lectern, elected officials and school leaders delivered powerful speeches.

But the most poignant remarks came from several Stoneman Douglas students and a teacher who described their anguish and anger — and vowed not to rest until gun laws are changed.

By Anthony Man, the Sun-Sentinel. Read the rest of the story here.

Florida teen shooting survivors announce 'March for Our Lives' demonstration in Washington

Teen survivors of the school shooting massacre in Florida last week are calling for a march on Washington to demand action on gun control.

Student organizers of the protest told ABC News' "This Week" Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz on Sunday that they are determined to use protests and political action to make the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida, a turning point in the national debate over gun control.

By Quinn Scanlan, ABC News. Read the rest here.