School Shooting Survivors Confront Politicians at Florida Town Hall


He said he was considering backing an idea to let teachers carry concealed weapons.

"If you are 18 years of age you should not be able to buy a rifle and I will support a law that takes that right away", Mr Rubio told the 7,000 students, relatives and community members in an address televised...

He said a system where anxious family members could move to have a person temporarily lose their gun rights would be a step he would support to prevent future massacres, and that he hopes Florida will pass a system into law.

Flanked by two Florida Democrats, Rubio was the lone Republican lawmaker to attend CNN's town hall a week after the deadly Parkland school shooting.

Rubio said, "Of course they were", and said he would support a law that takes away the ability of an 18-year-old to buy a rifle.

Addressing the television media set up in the back of the room, Loesch said, "Many in legacy media love mass shootings".

We'll have more of that exchange and more on the student-led national uprising against gun violence after headlines, when we go to Fort Lauderdale to speak with Shana Rosenthal, a former intern for Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who's begging him to do something about guns.

The revision was made just hours after the Jake Tapper-hosted event, with the opening paragraph of the Florida senator's Wikipedia page being changed to read: "Marco Antonio Rubio (born May 28, 1971) is an American politician, attorney and the junior United States Senator for Florida".

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Cameron Kasky asked Sen. But an AK-47 and an AR-15 is not for hunting.

Loesch added later on in the night that this is "not the position of the NRA because I think that if we are asking young men and women to go and serve their country, that they should be able to also have a firearm".

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Speaking on behalf of the NRA, Loesch said, "We will not be gaslighted into thinking we're responsible for a tragedy we had nothing to do with".

"This is the eighth tragedy, the eighth tragedy, where we have seen numerous tips that have been reported and red flags", she said.

Loesch said that she spoke for herself and the millions of members of the NRA in saying that "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 spokeswoman argued that last week's shooting as well as one last November in Sutherland Springs, Texas, could have been prevented by more thorough reporting to the database.

Hundreds have gathered to remember a 37-year-old assistant football coach and security guard gunned down while helping students to safety during a mass shooting at a Florida high school on Valentine's Day.

"If [schools] want to have armed guards, if they want to have retired military, if they choose and teachers volunteer to be armed...that's up to each individual school ... but if they also want a solution that doesn't involve firearms".

"It's up to the school and the parents of those schools if they want to use those resources and use those suggestions", she said. "If they want to talk about checkpoint systems, if they want to talk about reinforcing doors, the NRA, our resources are at their disposal", she said.

Rubio, a staunch supporter of Second Amendment rights, defended his opposition to major gun control legislation as well as his choice to continue accepting political contributions from the National Rifle Association. I don't know what their position is, on teachers being armed.

Republican legislative leaders may raise the age limit for rifle purchases.