U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre

SCHOOL SHOOTING FLORIDA NEVER AGAIN

SCHOOL SHOOTING FLORIDA NEVER AGAIN

Opponents of gun rights want to "sweep under the carpet" the failure of school safety, families "and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI" to prevent shootings, he said.

There are more than 1,000 public school districts in Texas, and about 170 of them let teachers and administrators carry concealed weapons on school grounds.

"We share a goal of safe schools, safe neighborhoods and a safe country", LaPierre said, and warned that "Evil walks among us".

Under Scott's plan, the state would also require all individuals purchasing firearms to be at least 21 years old and the sale and purchase of so called "bump stocks" would become illegal. Marco Rubio, who attended the event, just how arming teachers would work.

Among the group were six students who survived the recent shooting at a high school in Florida, as well as a father who lost his daughter.

Trump needed prompt cards to remind himself to say "I hear you" to survivors of the Florida school shooting.

Zeif said that he is unsure if he will be able to return to Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School again. People like to blame them, and they do have power and all of that, but they want to do things. "Government does not have to be slow or lethargic, and when it comes to protecting our schools and our kids, we need to be swift and decisive".

But Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed last week, noted the previous school massacres and raged over his loss, saying this moment isn't about gun laws but about fixing the schools.

"The president has a unique ability right now to maybe really do something about these school shootings", said Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla. "And we've got your backs". Trump then surveyed the audience of conservatives on which issue was more important to them, and listened as the crowd cheered loudly in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms. OK, class. Do I have to remind you what happens if you don't get those essays on Gwendolyn Brooks in by Friday?

The US Congress has always been deadlocked on the gun debate, accomplishing nothing despite a spate of mass shootings and polls showing that Americans support stricter gun laws by a two-to-one margin. But when he arrived to speak, he reiterated his pitch for armed guards at schools and free firearms training of teachers.

The conservative Breitbart website also ran a story expressing concern about the background checks, saying they would lead to a national gun registry.

Kelli Ward, a hardline conservative US Senate candidate from Arizona looking to fill the seat of retiring Senator Jeff Flake in November, said the national mourning over the Florida tragedy knows no political boundaries.

"My friends and I have been playing video games our whole lives, and seen, of course, violent movies", Samuel Zeif told CNN, "but never have we ever felt driven or provoked by those action in those games to do something as disgusting as this". Those include measures to expand federal background checks, allow authorities to issue emergency orders to take guns from people identified as a threat to themselves or others, and raise the minimum age for rifle purchases to 21.

"I turned 18 the day after", Zeif said.

Kasey Hansen did not grow up with guns around the house, never mind owning one. Parents and educators overwhelmingly reject the idea of arming school staff. Educators need to be focused on teaching our students. In Wisconsin, the attorney general said he's open to the idea.

The NRA set up a booth at the conference to sign up new members and recruit campaign field workers for the November mid-term elections in which Democrats are trying to take over control of Congress from Trump's fellow Republicans.

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