Florida remembers Parkland high school shooting victims

Five mass shootings a week is the current average in the US, according to independent data collectors.

The world celebrates February 14 as Valentine’s Day, but for the people of Parkland in the US state of Florida, it was a day to remember the 17 high school students and teachers who were shot dead by a former student.

A year since the incident, the debate over gun laws continues. But little has changed. The number of Americans who want stricter gun laws has fallen from 71 percent a year ago to 51 percent today.

Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports.