Survivors of gun violence and the families of victims of shootings made impassioned speeches calling for stricter gun control legislation.
The defense has argued for weeks that the recent mass shootings might make it more difficult for jurors to remain neutral in Nikolas Cruz's sentencing trial.
"Don't really have time to help you go viral for attacking survivors so you can fundraise," Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg tweeted at Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene Sunday.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Salvador Ramos entered the Uvalde school at about 11:33 a.m. local time and was dead by 12:50 p.m.
One of my friends was one of the 17 who passed away in the Parkland shooting. It was the worst day of my life.
The Democratic majority leader said that the Senate is "going to vote on gun legislation" and that Americans "are tired of moments of silence."
In the wake of the shooting, schools pushed an array of security measures. But school shootings continue to ravage communities across the United States.
"Young people marched, we voted, we did what was asked of us. It's time for the President to deliver for us," Parkland survivor David Hogg said on Monday.
The first half of the 2021-2022 school year had the highest number of people shot on school grounds since a nonprofit began tracking gun incidents in 2013.
The state, during a hearing Thursday, said Cruz claimed that his alternate personality "hatred" is the one that committed the 2018 massacre.
I fight for stronger gun laws because I know the stakes are so painfully high.
Because Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz's Instagram posts were public, a judge ruled the prosecution can use them in his February penalty trial.
Biden's first year as president saw a 12 percent increase in gun deaths when compared to Trump's first year in office.
A Florida jury will decide whether to give Nikolas Cruz life in prison or the death penalty in a trial now postponed to February 21.
"He's a normal kid from a normal family and a safe environment," his mother told local news station WSVN 7. "He doesn't realize the world is not so safe."
Cameron Kasky reflected on the key role he's taken on in the youth-led movement on gun violence prevention, writing "I wish I could have done it all right."
"We must refuse to pass this onto another generation," the 21-year-old urged the nine justices on Wednesday.
Guttenberg has become deeply involved in activism since losing his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime Guttenberg, in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, shooting.
"It's absolutely ridiculous," said the father of one of the victims, Gina Montalto.
Judge Elizabeth Scherer told the 23-year-old at a plea hearing that the "best-case scenario" is that he will die in prison.
Fred Guttenberg criticized Nikolas Cruz's decision to not plead guilty sooner, saying it put his family and others "through hell" for years.
Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 17 counts of first-degree murder at the trial of the Parkland school shooting.
Annika Dworet, whose 17-year-old son was killed in the Parkland shooting, said she and her husband "would like to see" Nikolas Cruz "suffer."
Cruz is accused of killing 14 students and three faculty members at the Florida high school.
Nikolas Cruz confessed in August of 2018 to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Nikolas Cruz faces battery charges for allegedly attacking a jail guard nine months after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.
"A trial is not the time for the attorneys to editorialize or give their opinions of a defendant," Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said.
Scot Peterson appeared before a judge to ask for child neglect charges against him to be dropped.
The Republican is up for re-election next year and defeated his opponent by a significant margin in 2016.
"Today you should be a senior in school. We should be celebrating love," Fred Guttenberg wrote in a Twitter thread marking the third anniversary of his 14-year-old daughter's murder.