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This Florida School Shooting Survivor Just Called Out Trump And The NRA

The Latest Florida Democrat inspired by outspoken students This Florida School Shooting Survivor Just Called Out Trump And The NRA
Emmett Howard | 18 February, 2018, 09:54

Gonzalez said she and her classmates would work to change gun laws in the US.

An activist and teacher who wants gun control laws was removed from a Miami-area GOP fundraiser after confronting House Speaker Paul Ryan about this week's mass shooting at a Florida school.

Wiping tears from her face amidst crowd chants of "Enough is enough", Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, also expressly criticized President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association.

A group of high schoolers has walked out of classes to protest gun violence after a mass shooting killed 17 people at a neighboring school. Emma went on to say: "That's going to be Marjory Stoneman Douglas in that textbook, and it's all going to be due to the tireless efforts of the school board, the faculty members, the family members and most importantly the students".

Parents and children turned out at the rally to demand action.

The crowd then chanted, in turn: "Shame on You!"

"If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a bad tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association", she said, adding: "But hey, you want to know something? And we will be worthless to you." she said.

The NRA Foundation gave almost $2.2 million to schools across 30 states in 2016, the most recent year for which its federal tax filings are publicly available. Mr Cruz stated he plans to go out and buy a gun.

Seventeen perished and more than a dozen were wounded in the hail of bullets at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the latest mass shooting to devastate a small United States community and renew calls for gun control.

"I think it's also wrong to say that there is nothing we can do", Rubio added.

"They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence: We call BS!".

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Democrats in Florida have used the tragedy to call for cracking down on gun control laws in the state. Typically, the public gatherings in the days following a mass shooting are solemn, prayerful events.

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A 19-year-old former student, Nikolas Cruz, was arrested and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in relation to the attack.

Students marched to safety after the deadly shooting at their school. She's asking for gun control so it doesn't happen again.

On Friday, as survivors and those who lost loved ones in the attack began attending funerals, investigators continued to piece together a timeline of events that took place during one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.

But the Parkland massacre has been distinguished by students' new willingness to step into the media glare and grant interviews that are particularly critical of the Republican Party and its deep financial ties to the powerful National Rifle Association lobby. "With today's Internet technology we should be able to tell within seventy-two hours if a potential gun owner has a record". "He needs to physically get these parties to come together to put into legislation to get these guns out of the hands of these children".

In her speech, Gonzalez took aim at Trump for signing a law in February of 2017 that revoked an Obama-era regulatory initiative that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to buy guns.

The protest, which aimed to improve firearm safety legislation, called on the Florida Legislature to act in the name of gun regulation.

Such arguments get short shrift from Lorena.

She said Ryan told her he "didn't want to talk politics" or argue.

Among the policy changes they urged was a federal ban on assault weapons - specifically the AR-15, which has been used in a number of mass shootings - and for the electoral defeat of politicians who take money from the NRA.

The NRA pumped more than $31 million into advertising to boost Trump's candidacy and attack his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. He also wrote in a tweet that there were "so many signs" that Cruz was mentally disturbed and seemed to cast blame on those around him for not reporting him.

Ryan Deitsch, 18, was among those locked in a classroom closet as the shooter stalked the school's corridors. We are prepared to call bs.

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