>> I want to see change,>> From New York to Florida to Berlin, young people across the globe leading the charge for tighter gun laws.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington where a massive crowd has gathered, the largest and more than 800 rallies planned across the globe today.
Organizers say, they expect more than half a million people here, galvanized by last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Congress has failed to tighten gun laws after similar massacres in the past, that people here saying this time they won't stand for inaction.>> My generation is the change.
And even though we're young and we can't vote yet, we will when we're older, vote out the people who are endangering our lives in schools and I'm here to make my voice heard just like everyone else.>> Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida organized the rally, trying to break the influence of gun rights groups like the National Rifle Associaton.
>> That people demand a law banning the sale of assault weapons. The people demand we prohibit the sale of high capacity magazines. The people demand universal background checks. Stand for us or beware, the voters are coming.>> President Trump signed a bill on Friday that provides money for school security and fills some gaps in the background check system, steps that fall far short of what advocates are pushing for.
>> This is not cutting it.>> Outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, organizers in brightly colored shirts scoured the crowd for young people, registering them to vote ahead of the November elections.>> It's all about getting the kids to vote,
] kids here.>> They signed up 17-year-old Tyson from Fredericksburg, Virginia.
>> Now I can get my word out there and be a part of the change, instead of just sitting at home and watching on TV.>> In American politics, generally it's been safer for elected officials to favor gun rights over gun restrictions. Young people are saying it's time for that to change.
Grown-ups have failed to protect them from the threat of gun violence. They may not be old enough to vote but that's not stopping them from pushing the United States to change the way it thinks about guns.