Guns

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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GOP House Rep: Many Mass Murderers Are Democrats

The Associated Press reports: A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York said Wednesday that “many” people who commit mass murder turn out to be Democrats. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the remarks on Talk 1300 Radio during a discussion about calls for stricter gun control since last week’s deadly Florida high school shooting. “Yeah, well, obviously there is a lot of …

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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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Trump Floats Gun Bonus For Teachers [VIDEO]

CNN reports: “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns — it may be 10% or may be 40%. And what I’d recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. We give them a little bit of a bonus,” Trump said. “They’ll frankly feel …

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Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Joins Gun Control Groups In Campaign To Register High School Students To Vote

Politico reports: In response to last week’s deadly shooting in Florida, two prominent gun safety groups are joining with Tom Steyer, the Democratic billionaire activist, in a push ahead of the midterm elections to register high school students to vote around gun issues. Steyer’s NextGen America group is working with Giffords — the group founded by former Arizona Rep. Gabby …

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Organizers Plan For 500K At DC Gun Protest March

Considering recent marches, this seems possible: Organizers of a rally against mass shootings planned for next month in Washington are expecting up to 500,000 attendees, according to an event permit application. The application filed this week with the National Park Service indicates the “March For Our Lives” will be March 24, although a location hasn’t been determined. The rally, organized …

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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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Trump Logic 101: I Never Said Give Teachers Guns, I Said Give Concealed Guns To Gun-Trained Teachers

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at media coverage of his proposal to arm some teachers by denying that he ever made it. “I never said “give teachers guns” like was stated on Fake News CNN and NBC,” the president wrote on Twitter. However, Trump then seemed to undercut his own point by saying that some teachers should …

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LIVE VIDEO: CNN Town Hall On Gun Control

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association will participate in CNN’s nationally televised town hall Wednesday with students, parents and community members who were affected by last week’s school shooting. After a gunman took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, lawmakers are facing renewed calls for legislation on gun reform. The NRA accepted …

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Trump Backs Concealed Carry For Teachers [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump says he’s considering backing proposals to promote concealed carrying of weapons by trained school employees to respond to campus shootings. Meeting with students and parents affected by school shootings, Trump is responding to a call to arm teachers and other school employees so they can react before law enforcement arrives. Trump says the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

CNBC reports: U.S. President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, will meet today with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week’s school shooting in Florida. The White House meeting comes a day after Trump said his administration would take steps to ban bump stocks, an accessory that enables …

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Students Descend On Rick Scott’s Office [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Student protesters delivered a petition and chanted slogans in the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Wednesday ahead of meetings between the governor and students from the Parkland high school affected by last week’s school shooting. A spokeswoman for Scott’s office confirmed to The Hill that protesters delivered a petition and demanded an audience from …

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FLORIDA: Republican Reps Declare Porn To Be Health Risk After Refusing To Discuss Ban On Assault Weapons

The Washington Post reports: The Florida House of Representatives was in session on Tuesday considering several issues. These included a motion to debate a bill banning the sale of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and a resolution declaring pornography a public …

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Fearing Protests In Wake Of Parkland Massacre, CPAC Withholds Speaking Time Of NRA Head Wayne LaPierre

The Washington Examiner reports: Organizers for the Conservative Political Action Conference withheld the name of a top National Rifle Association executive from the schedule of speakers they released on Monday, just days after a young shooter killed 17 children and adults in a Parkland, Fla., high school. But sources familiar with the situation said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice …

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Oprah And Clooneys To Give $1M To Student Marches

The Associated Press reports: Oprah Winfrey says she will match George and Amal Clooney’s $500,000 donation to students organizing marches against gun violence after a mass shooting in Florida. The media mogul tweeted from her verified account Tuesday night that the student organizers remind her of civil rights activists in the 1960s “who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our …

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Pat Robertson Calls For Assault Weapons Ban [VIDEO]

“Ladies and gentlemen, I am a gun owner, I have hunted, I have shot skeet, I have gotten awards when I was in the Marine Corps for shooting. I’ve got no opposition whatsoever to shooting, but for heaven’s sakes, I don’t think that the general population needs to have automatic weapons. It just doesn’t have to have Russian-built or Chinese-built …

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FLORIDA: GOP Lawmakers Block Motion On Assault Weapons Ban As Weeping Parkland Students Look On

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: On their first full day lobbying Florida lawmakers in Tallahassee to change the state’s gun laws, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School quickly learned change does not happen very fast in government, if at all. With Douglas students in the gallery Tuesday, the Florida House voted down a motion to take up a ban …

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MLB Teams To Wear Hats That Honor Parkland Victims

The Miami Herald reports: To honor the victims of last week’s school shooting, Major League Baseball teams intend to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday for the start of spring training games in Florida and Arizona. The league’s official cap company, New Era, is making the special caps for players to wear when play begins in both the Grapefruit …

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OHIO: School District On Lockdown After 7th Grader Shoots Himself In Middle School Restroom [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Schools in the Jackson Local School District in Stark County are on lockdown after a seventh grade student shot himself on a middle school campus. Just before 8 a.m., a student shot himself in the men’s restroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School, according to Jackson Township police. Police say the boy was transported to a nearby hospital. …

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