(Parkland, FL) – Teen survivors of the high school massacre in South Florida last week will be holding a march on Washington to demand gun control. Five students told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that they will be holding the “March for Our Lives” demonstration on March 24th.Seventeen people were killed after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkdale, Florida on Wednesday. Student Emma Gonzalez said the students want to have conversations about gun control with President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Gonzalez said students want to give them the opportunity to be on the “right side of this.” The students slammed the NRA and politicians who take money from the gun lobby. In addition to the march in Washington, the organizers are planning protests in other cities across the country.Florida Representative Ted Deutch says the march will spur action on gun control. Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” the Democrat says the survivors are not just going to sit back after what they went through, but are going to stand up for their lives.
Deutch said people are frustrated with political rhetoric and want Congress to take action on gun violence. Deutch, who represents the Florida district where the deadly shooting took place, told President Trump to come and talk to these kids and their families face to face.
(Parkland, Fl) – Police in South Florida say they have a confession from the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s school shooting that left 17 people dead. After being read his rights, Nikolas Cruz admitted he brought the AR-15 rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and opened fire on students in the hallways and multiple classrooms.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel explained that Cruz was able to get away from the scene by ditching his gun and blending in with students who fleeing. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder.
The main question however, is how did Cruz have access to guns anyway? We could start with Donald Trump rolling back an Obama era order that called for the prevention of mental impaired individuals being able to purchase guns.
During an anti-gun rally today in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez called out Donald Trump for that very action. She also stated that she had one question for Trump, How much money has he received from the NRA? She already knew the answer.
Metro UK breaks it down like this, During his campaign to become President in 2016, Trump benefited from $21 million in NRA donations backing his candidacy.A reported $9.6 million went towards pro-Trump adverts and promotional material and another $12 million went on adverts attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Other sources put that figure even higher, closer to $30 million. In return, Trump has spoken at several NRA events and pledged his loyalty to the group.
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