West Chester Teen Takes Stand on Gun Control After Losing Friend in Parkland School Shooting

Image of Taylor Turner via Kholood Eid, The Guardian.

West Chester resident Taylor Turner, 17, has become a staunch advocate of gun control after losing a friend in the shooting at her former high school in Parkland, Fla., writes Kholood Eid for The Guardian.

Turner, a junior at Henderson High School, attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas for her freshman year before moving to Chester County. The young activist, a member of the Young Democrats of Pennsylvania, aims to become a lawyer and work with the ACLU.

“One of the biggest things that I’m fighting for right now is gun reform,” said Turner. “One of my friends at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Helena Ramsay, was one of the 17 victims.”

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Turner went to the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., and spoke to a couple of local representatives at a townhall meeting.

While she admits that it has been a tough several months, being able to talk to other people who have experienced the effects of gun violence has brought everyone together toward the goal of gun reform.

Read more about Taylor Turner’s activism in The Guardian here.

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