Tag Archives: Parkland

Trump Praises Himself In Parkland Anniversary Message

The Washington Post reports: In the days after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, President Trump expressed support for universal background checks and raising the age to buy an assault weapon to 21. He even seemed to entertain a ban on assault weapons. A year later, on the anniversary of that wrenching tragedy, when 14 students and three faculty …

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Parkland’s Legacy: New Gun Laws, More Shooter Drills

The New York Times reports: State legislatures, both Republican- and Democratic-controlled, passed 76 gun control laws in the past year — from bans on bump stocks and caps on magazine sizes to new minimum-age requirements and expanded background checks. Among the victories for gun control advocates was an omnibus bill in Florida that raised the minimum age to purchase a …

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Parkland Activist David Hogg: I Wish Michelle Obama Would Run For President And Just End This Madness

The Hill reports: Activist David Hogg on Wednesday urged former first lady Michelle Obama to run for president in 2020. “I wish @MichelleObama would run for president and end this madness already,” Hogg, who survived last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla., said on Twitter. Hogg helped organize the March for Our Lives rally …

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Douchebag GOP Rep Tries To Have Parkland Father Ejected From US House Gun Violence Hearing [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Manuel Oliver, the father of a child who was slain during the Parkland massacre, repeatedly confronted Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) during a hearing, and Gaetz tried to have Oliver ejected. During a House hearing on HR8, which expanded background checks to include all firearms purchases, Gaetz used the occasion to promote Trump’s border wall by suggesting that immigrants …

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Parkland Activist To Attend SOTU As Dem Rep’s Guest

The Washington Post reports: A survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., will attend President Trump’s State of the Union address next week as a guest of Rep. Eric Swalwell, the congressman said Friday. Cameron Kasky, 18, became an activist following the Feb. 14, 2018, school shooting, which killed 17 people. He co-founded …

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FBI Arrests Man For Impersonating Parkland Terrorist To Send Threatening Messages To Survivors And Families

No mugshot yet for this guy. That’s Nikolas Cruz above. The Miami Herald reports: A California man used Instagram to “harass and intimidate” the relatives and friends of the victims of the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida. Brandon Fleury, of Santa …

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Florida Gov Suspends Sheriff Over Parkland Response

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis removed Broward Sheriff Scott Israel from office Friday, replacing him after 10 months of turmoil spawned by the slaughter of 17 staff and students in Parkland. The governor replaced Israel with former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony, 40, who has a background in active-shooter training and becomes the first black sheriff …

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Parkland Activist David Hogg Accepted To Harvard

The New York Post reports: Parkland shooting survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg is heading to Harvard. The graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — where 17 students were shot and killed in February — took to Twitter to share the news of his acceptance. “Thank you all for the well wishes, I’ll be attending Harvard in the fall …

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REVEALED: To Spite His Anti-Trump Mother, Parkland Shooter Buried Her With MAGA Hat, Took Casket Photo

The Miami Herald reports: Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz was obsessed with guns — and to the chagrin of his mother, also appeared to be a fan of President Donald Trump. So when his mother, “a liberal anti-gun type,” died in 2017, Cruz used his own “Trump hat” to get a twisted final word on their political differences, a friend …

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PolitiFact’s Lie Of The Year: Parkland’s “Crisis Actors”

PolitFact reports: In the days after 17 people were viciously gunned down at a high school in Florida, the state’s Republican governor called for tighter gun laws and President Donald Trump hosted victims’ families in the State Dining Room. The nation seemed steadfast in seeking answers and finding solutions. But in the shadows, the internet engine of hoaxes and smears …

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Father Of Parkland Victim Accuses Democrats Of Voter Fraud After Shooter Registers As Republican From Jail

The Miami Herald reports: Five months after killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz registered to vote from Broward County Jail. Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, one of the 14 students Cruz confessed to murdering on his Feb. 14 rampage, tweeted his fury Saturday morning, referring to Cruz by his …

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White House Flack Lies After Brett Kavanaugh Refuses To Shake Hand Of Father Of Parkland Victim [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The father of a student killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier this year attempted to shake the hand of Brett Kavanaugh during the judge’s first day of Senate confirmation hearings to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. A video of the moment shows Guttenberg approach Kavanaugh, and the father appears to speak to …

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Parkland’s David Hogg: “The Young People Will Win”

The Washington Post reports: “The young people will win,” vowed David Hogg, the Parkland activist who has turned the stalled movement for gun control into a plea for political engagement. The change registered far beyond the suburb of South Florida where 17 students and educators died on Feb. 14, Hogg said. Tuesday’s primaries advanced two 39-year-old candidates for governor. The …

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Parkland Shooter’s Mother “Enabled” Gun Purchases

The Associated Press reports: Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldn’t let him buy guns, but she ignored their concerns and he began assembling an arsenal before her death last year, officials said Tuesday. Lynda Cruz was “an enabler” who interfered with efforts to get her son treatment, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob …

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SWATTED: False Claim Of Hostage Situation Draws Massive Police Response To Home Of David Hogg

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: The family of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was “swatted” Tuesday morning, causing police to respond to their Parkland home. A call came into the Broward Sheriff’s Office claiming a hostage situation at the home in the 7800 block of Northwest 122nd Way. Coral Springs Fire Rescue arrived at the scene to …

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FLORIDA: Cop Suspended For Facebook Post Hoping That David Hogg Would Be Hit By A Car During Protest

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Brian Valenti, the Coconut Creek K-9 officer who posted a snide comment on Facebook that triggered public outrage, is being suspended for five days and will be required to undergo sensitivity training, the department said Wednesday. Valenti told Police Chief Butch Arenal he regretted posting a comment saying he hoped Parkland activist David Hogg would …

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NRA Spox Dana Loesch Accuses Parkland Students Of “Extortion” In Protest Of Grocery Chain’s Donations

“So people are mad because Publix gave money to a candidate that apparently supports the Second Amendment and so they decided to lay down in the middle of Publix. And then also — the student organizer also demanded that Publix give the March for Our Lives group the same amount of money, or double the amount of money, that they …

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Russian-Made “Active Shooter” Game Gets Canceled

The New York Times reports: The online game unfolds from the point of view of an attacker, aiming a weapon down a school corridor or throwing a grenade into an auditorium. The character creeps around corners and up staircases. Bullets spray, blood spatters. SWAT team members are shot dead. Civilians are splayed out on the floor. Active Shooter was developed …

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New Russian-Made Video Game “Active Shooter” Lets Players Shoot Students And Cops In School Hallways

The Miami Herald reports: An upcoming computer video game that would allow players to re-create school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills has been condemned as insensitive and inappropriate by the parents of students who were shot to death during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. The game — titled “Active Shooter” and slated for a …

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FLORIDA: Parkland Families Sue Smith & Wesson Parent Company, Store That Sold AR-15 To Gunman [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The families of two students killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are filing lawsuits against the gun manufacturer and seller of the weapon used in the massacre. The parents of Jaime Guttenberg and Max Schacter say that American Outdoor Brands, the company that makes the AR-15 assault rifle used by the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, …

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