Well-respected writer, Roxane Gay, took to Twitter on Wednesday to praise thousands of young Americans who are calling for stricter gun laws in response to the Florida shooting that took place in Parkland last week.

17 people lost their lives when a lone gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.

While the New York Times best-selling author praised students advocates across the nation, she did compare the response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, entered the school with an Ar-15 rifle, killing 14 students and 3 teachers last week at the high school.