Florida Paper Publishes List of the 1,200 Child Gun Violence Victims Since Parkland: 'This Is the Real National Emergency'

A major Florida newspaper published a list of the names of the almost 1,200 children killed by guns in the U.S. in the year since the Parkland massacre.

Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the deadliest school shooting in modern U.S. history, when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 14 students and three members of staff. An additonal 17 people were injured in the shooting..

On Sunday, the Miami Herald published the names of the 1,157 children who had been fatally shot in the year following Parkland. The list, laid out in a double-page spread, was separated into incident types and counts, including the 154 shot accidentally, the 131 killed in domestic incidents, the 744 by homicide and the 25 in school shootings.

The front page of the paper read: "12 months, 1,157 Deaths Since Parkland."

"After 17 people were killed in Parkland, parents and survivors mobilized. They called their movement Never Again. Then, it happened again."

Good afternoon. Here is Sunday's front page. Keep up with the news at https://t.co/uj677Q29dT pic.twitter.com/qDms7WCYhB

— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 17, 2019

Some 94 days later, the paper reported, a shooter killed eight students and two teachers at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.

The arresting front page and list of names garnered emotional responses on Twitter. After Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to channel funds to the building of a wall on the southern border with Mexico, some argued that the gun violence epidemic was a more pressing issue.

"*This* is the real national emergency," wrote one Twitter user.

"Where is the declaration for this emergency, Donald?" asked another.

*This* is the real national emergency

— BeanKounter (@Bean_Kounter) February 17, 2019

@POTUS where is the declaration for this emergency, Donald?

— Cookie (@Cookie9868) February 17, 2019

Their concerns mirrored the words of David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland shooting and activist who co-founded the March for Our Lives movement, which sparked worldwide protests against gun violence in the wake of the tragedy.

"If we really want to start talking about the national emergency like the president likes to talk about, 40,000 Americans dying annually from gun violence is a pretty damn good one to start off with," Hogg told CNN in January after Trump floated the idea of calling a national emergency over his proposed border wall.

In response to Parkland, his administration set up a Federal Commission on School Safety in response to the shooting. A report published by the commission last year recommended having more armed people in schools, and establishing a "no notoriety" agreement among media outlets to prevent shooters who are motivated by gaining infamy.

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Supporters display their signs at the March for Our Lives Rally on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. February 14 marked a year since the Parkland massacre. Shannon Finney/Getty Images)