VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WTKR/CNN/Meredith) – He’s not old enough to buy a gun, but he’s fighting for the rights of gun owners.
Aidan Jackson, a ninth grader from Ocean Lakes High School, organized an event called March for Our Guns this weekend.
In March, students around the nation participated in the March for Our Lives protest.
Jackson, 15, said he held up a sign that read “Gun Control is Not the Answer” at the March for Our Lives protest, but another student tore up the sign – and his peers cheered.
That prompted him to take action.
“I didn’t get discouraged or mad,” Jackson told WTKR. “It just made me want to get more involved because I want to be the face for students who aren’t into the mainstream views.”
That’s why he organized the March for Our Guns event Saturday.
Jackson told WTKR he does believe there should be stricter background checks for people with mental health issues. However, he said he is against banning assault rifles and creating more gun-free zones.
“We can’t really defend each other in gun-free zones because they’re sitting ducks,” Jackson said.