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GEORGIA: Republicans Approve Bill Stripping Tax Break From Delta Over Dropping Discounts For NRA Members

The Associated Press reports: Georgia lawmakers punished Delta Air Lines on Thursday for its decision to cut business ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. A tax measure, which was stripped of a jet-fuel tax break, passed the GOP-dominated Senate 44-10, with only Democrats opposed. It ...

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ORLANDO: Pulse And Parkland Survivors Meet [VIDEO]

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Survivors of the mass shootings at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub and a South Florida high school embraced Wednesday outside the club where 49 people were killed nearly two years ago. “We’re all family,” said Neema Bahrami, who was an event manager at Pulse at the time of the attack. Pulse survivors, wearing shirts that read “We Will ...

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FLORIDA: Republicans Advance Bills To Arm Teachers

The Miami Herald reports: Facing anguished relatives and classmates of shooting victims, two House and Senate committees advanced legislation Tuesday to create a new statewide program to put armed teachers in classrooms — over the vocal opposition of teachers, parents and many Parkland residents. In the House, the Appropriations Committee voted along party lines to approve the measure to train ...

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FLORIDA: Parkland Students Return To Class [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Surrounded by a heavy police presence, students began returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Wednesday for the first time since a gunman killed 17 students and staff on Valentine’s Day. “I’m a little nervous but we have to get back so we can get some sense of normalcy,” said Bradley Golab, 14, who was in ...

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Sessions Vows DOJ Will Unilaterally Ban Bump Stocks

The Associated Press reports: Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday — a move that would likely set the stage for long legal battles with gun manufacturers while the devices remain on the market. Sessions said top officials within the department believe gun accessories like the ones used ...

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Melania Praises Anti-Gun Student Activists [VIDEO]

“In my year as first lady, I have also learned that it is often times after a tragedy that you see strength and resilience of the human spirit. I have been heartened to see children across this country using their voices to speak out and try to create change. They are our future and they deserve a voice.” – Melania ...

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FLORIDA: Record Crowd Turns Out For Gun Show

Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: Thousands of gun enthusiasts — more so than ever — flocked to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the Florida Gun Show event. Organizers say they had a record number of people attend the event on Saturday, Feb. 24, almost 7,000, and expected more Sunday. The manager for the Florida Gun Show, George Fernandez, says they’ve never ...

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Parkland Survivor: We Will Outlive The NRA [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Florida high school shooting survivor David Hogg said in an interview on Monday that those campaigning for stricter gun control laws will outlive the National Rifle Association (NRA). “We’re going to have to outlive the NRA and we will because they certainly aren’t going to stop but neither are we,” Hogg said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I ...

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Ivanka: Arming Teachers Is Not A “Bad Idea” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump on Sunday did not fully advocate arming educators — but didn’t break with her father, President Donald Trump, saying it’s “an idea that needs to be discussed.” “Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school,” Ivanka Trump said in ...

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NRA Attacks Patriotism Of Companies Cutting Ties After Parkland: A Shameful Display Of Political Cowardice

Via press release from the NRA: The more than five million law-abiding members of the National Rifle Association have enjoyed discounts and cost-saving programs from many American corporations that have partnered with the NRA to expand member benefits. Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, a number of companies have decided to sever their relationship with the NRA, in an effort ...

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Rick Scott Opposes Trump On Arming Teachers [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Sunday said he doesn’t support President Trump’s proposal to arm teachers. “I disagree with him,” Scott said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” “I believe you have to focus on people that are well-trained, law enforcement that are trained to do this. I want to make sure we have significant ...

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NEW POLL: 70% Back Stricter Gun Control Laws

CNN reports: Support for stricter gun laws has spiked to the highest level since 1993, and almost two-thirds say government and society can take action to prevent future mass shootings, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. The findings suggest the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has shifted public opinion on gun laws in a way other recent ...

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More Companies Ditch NRA: MetLife, Symantec, Hertz

NPR reports: As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group. The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change ...

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FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Unveils $500M Plan To Boost School Security, Raise Gun Purchase Age To 21

NBC News reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott revealed a $500 million plan Friday to boost school security that would, among other things, bar “violent or mentally ill” persons from purchasing weapons. Persons under the age of 21 would also be prohibited from buying guns and so-called bump stocks would be outlawed, Scott said. Scott did not call for arming teachers ...

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NRA Opposes Trump On Raising Gun Purchase Age Limit

Politico reports: A spokeswoman said Friday the National Rifle Association will not support efforts to raise the age limit on who can purchase assault-style guns, casting doubt on President Donald Trump’s forecast that the group “will back” the push. “Raising the age is not going to solve psychosis,” spokeswoman Dana Loesch told CNN on Friday when asked about the NRA’s ...

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Cop Assigned To Parkland School Resigns After Report That He Failed To Enter Building For Four Minutes

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: The police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing to enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” Video footage showed Peterson did none of that, Israel ...

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Three Car Rental Companies Drop NRA Partnership

ThinkProgress reports: A major car rental conglomerate which operates three prominent national brands is ending its corporate relationship with the National Rifle Association, as backlash grows in the wake of the Parkland mass shooting. Until Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which operates Enterprise, Alamo, and National, had a partnership with the NRA to provide discounts to members of the gun lobby. The ...

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NRA Head Wayne LaPierre At CPAC: Elite Socialists Are Exploiting Mass Shootings To Grab Our Guns [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s Executive Vice President, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday that politicians and the media are exploiting the deadly Florida school shooting to expand gun control and ultimately abolish the second amendment, striking a defiant tone in his first public remarks since a shooting that killed 17 people and reignited ...

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Dana Loesch At CPAC: The Media Loves Mass Shootings Because Crying White Mothers Are Ratings Gold

Taking the CPAC stage this morning to the Alicia Keys hit Girl On Fire, NRA spokes-shrieker Dana Loesch immediately began attacking the press. “I’ll say this slowly so the people on the platform in the back can hear me loud and clear. Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it. You love the ratings. Crying white mothers ...

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Parkland Student Claims CNN “Scripted” Town Hall

The Hill reports: A student survivor of last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school told a local TV station he was asked by CNN to “write a speech and ask questions” for a town hall but declined to attend the event after “it ended up being all scripted.” “CNN had originally asked me to write a speech ...

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