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Sitting on the grass away from the March For Our Lives rally, Jared Kriegel (black shirt) and Shawn Amos (hat) discuss their difference of opinions on the issue of gun violence. Kriegel described himself as a conservative. He wore a black "Let's Go Brandon," T-shirt to the event, which immediately ignited some negative comments from the crowd and not long after Amos asked Kriegel to step away from the crowd so they could talk. Amos described himself as liberal on some topics, and less liberal on others. Both Kriegel and Amos are Frisco residents, moving to Texas in the past few years after both living in California. As they sat and talked, the discussion never become heated — despite the heat from the sun blaring down on them. These two men simply had a conversation. They both made their points and shared their opinions on the topic of gun control and school safety. At the end of the talk, which lasted 20 minutes and well after the march participants made their way back to Simpson Plaza, the two men shook hands, and even took a selfie together. As they talked, a few others attending the rally sat down and joined them in the discourse.

As approximately 300 marchers held signs pleading for national and state government officials to consider new gun reform legislation and "protect the kids," Jared Kriegel and Shawn Amos sat down in the grass nearby to have a one-on-one conversation.

At noon Saturday, participants in the March For Our Lives rally gathered in Simpson Plaza outside of Frisco City Hall and marched north on Coleman Blvd., turning east on Main Street and let their voices be heard as traffic drove by on the northeast corner of Main and Frisco streets.

Rick Rogers is the president & publisher of Star Local Media and its 14 print and digital local media publications. Email him at rrogers@starlocalmedia.com.

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