Teens Demanding Change in Gun Laws Lie Down Outside White House

Dozens of teenage students spread their bodies on the pavement in front of the White House on Monday to demand presidential action on gun control after 17 were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators lie on the ground a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators hold signs during a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators lie on the ground a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators lie on the ground during a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators chant during a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators supporting both gun control, at left, and gun rights, at right, hold signs during a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators lie on the ground a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: A counter-demonstrator holds signs during a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 19: Demonstrators lie on the ground a "lie-in" demonstration supporting gun control reform near the White House on February 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. According to a statement from the White House, "the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system.", in the wake of last weeks shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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