NRA rep Dana Loesch hammers media over coverage of Florida school massacre

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky asks Sen. Marco Rubio right if he will continue to accept money from the NRA during a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise Fla. Feb. 21 2018. CNN host Jake Tapper looks on. (Michael Laughlin  Sun Sentinel  TNS

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky asks Sen. Marco Rubio right if he will continue to accept money from the NRA during a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise Fla. Feb. 21 2018. CNN host Jake Tapper looks on. (Michael Laughlin Sun Sentinel TNS

Nikolas Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

President Trump, who declined to participate in the open meeting, expressed on Wednesday at the White House that part of the solution to prevent shootings at schools was to have teachers armed and trained in the campuses.

One student, Cameron Kasky, said onstage while questioning Sen. The group wants stricter gun laws in place at the state and federal levels, including expanded background checks and limits on AR-15-style rifles and accessories, such as bump stocks.

"So let me be honest with you about that one", Rubio said. Finally, he promised a new breakthrough, to consider restrictions on ammunition magazine sizes, an issue that had been front and center in the gun debate 20 months ago, in the weeks after the Pulse massacre in Orlando, and which Rubio had then strongly opposed.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he thinks this is a step in the right direction. Rep. Deutch said to the crowd.

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'The government can't keep you safe - and some people want us to give up our firearms and rely exclusively upon the protection of the same government that's already failed us numerous times to keep us safe, ' she said. "The government has proven that they can not keep you safe". I love children and I want to protect them, which is why I want to make sure that they have the same protection that those politicians have on stage. The NRA mantra has always been that background checks do no good because criminals can obtain guns by means other than legal purchases.

Those admissions drew support from people at the town hall, and he noted that "U.S. politics is only aspect of our lives where changing your mind is a bad thing".

"He shouldn't have been able to get a firearm". "None of us support people who are insane, who are a danger to themselves, who are a danger to others, getting their hands on a firearm". "The person responsible is the agent or the detective or the person who received the tip and didn't exercise their due diligence and took it where they needed to be".

Ashley Kurth, a culinary instructor at Douglas who sheltered almost 70 students during the shooting, questioned whether she will be expected to receive firearm training and keep a bulletproof vest in the classroom.

"Yes, gun legislation under those circumstances should have been considered", Nelson said. And no officials from the gun lobby appeared on a publicly released schedule of CPAC speakers online ― a curious omission for an organization that pays for top billing at the gathering. "I know that I'm responsible for not only the words that I use-but also the tone", Benjamin tweeted, attaching a clip of Loesch speaking. One of the ideas that Trump floated was to arm teachers.

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Trump even said that he believed he could bring the NRA along on some of it.

I wish I could have asked the NRA lady [Loesch] a question ...

"I will always accept the help of anyone who agrees with my agenda", Rubio said. The latter position seemed to be prevalent among the young people at the town hall, and certainly among their cheering section.

"No, you've allowed the accusations to stand, Alisyn. They were threatened that they were going to be killed", she said.

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