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    I watched most of that program. People can buy an assault rifle when they are 18 and Rubio said he wants to raise it to 21 but I do not know why we allow assault rifles to be sold in the first place. They are no good for hunting or target practice. They are just being used to kill people.

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    The danger with allowing a teacher to carry a concealed weapon is that if a shooter should burst into the classroom the teacher would likely be his first target. A much better idea would be to ban the sale and possession of AR-15s.

    Trump calls for arming teachers, raising gun purchase age to stop 'savage sicko' shooters

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018...-shooters.html

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    A lot of people are criticizing the president for saying teachers should be allowed to have guns. I think a much better idea would be for the schools to have metal detectors and armed guards at the entrances. Guns do not belong in a classroom.

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    Rick Scott today proposed tougher background checks, raising the minimum age for gun purchases, banning bump stocks and "keeping guns away from people with mental issues." A nice speech -- but I doubt anything will come of it. Scott is still a Republican and an NRA puppet and he does not want any guns to be banned, not even AR-15 rifles.

    After deadly shooting, Florida Governor calls for raising minimum age to buy firearms

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/aft...D=ansmsnnews11

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    Several corporations, including Symantec, SimpliSafe, Hertz, Chubb Insurance and Allied Van Lines, are cutting their ties to the NRA. First National Bank of Omaha will no longer issue an NRA Visa card. Enterprise, which operates three car rental companies, will no longer give discounts to NRA members. MetLife is the latest to join the boycott:

    Insurer MetLife cuts ties with the NRA
    The company said today it is no longer offering its discount to NRA members.

    https://thinkprogress.org/insurer-me...-5608ecc2741d/

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    I admire Sarah Chadwick for her clever -- and accurate -- comment. I doubt Rubio will respond, though. He has no shame.

    Shooting survivor suggests calling AR-15s 'Marco Rubio' because 'they are so easy to buy'
    AOL News, Feb 23 2018 10:56 AM

    A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media today to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association. Sarah Chadwick, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, tweeted a clever jab at Rubio, who reportedly received two donations of $4,950 from the lobbying group during his previous campaigns. "We should change the names of AR-15s to 'Marco Rubio' because they are so easy to buy," Chadwick wrote. The message, which clearly struck a chord on Twitter, racked up more than 32,000 retweets and more than 108,000 likes in less than 12 hours.

    Chadwick certainly isn't alone in her criticism of the Republican senator. In the days following the deadly February 14 attack which left 14 students and three faculty members dead, multiple survivors of the shooting have criticized Senator Rubio for his ties to the powerful lobbying group. The NRA allegedly poured more than $3 million into efforts to get him reelected.

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...-buy/23369501/

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    The head of the NRA wants everyone in America to have unlimited access to guns and assault weapons. Now he insists he wants "safe schools, safe neighborhoods and a safe country." Sorry, Wayne -- you can't have it both ways. Our nation has the most guns and the most gun violence. Can you not see the connection?

    NRA's Wayne LaPierre makes it clear he isn't backing down on guns

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nra-way...c-live-stream/

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    Hertz, Best Western and two airlines have joined the growing list of companies ending their association with the NRA. They're finally realizing that the right to life is more important than the supposed right to own assault rifles.

    Delta and United Airlines cut ties with the NRA

    http://www.businessinsider.com/delta...ith-nra-2018-2

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    I'm proud of today's students. They aren't buying the "We're from the NRA and we want you to be safe" argument.

    Florida school shooting survivor rips into NRA's Dana Loesch
    HuffPost US, Feb 25 2018 11:06 AM

    Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg sharply criticized the NRA today for its continued opposition to stricter gun control and lambasted the organization’s spokeswoman for misrepresenting its agenda. "Honestly, it’s disgusting. The NRA acts like they don’t own these politicians, but they do,” Hogg said during an appearance on ABC's This Week. "They’ve gotten gun legislation passed before in their favor, in favor of gun manufacturers. The NRA is an organization that’s completely broken."

    Hogg was responding to comments made earlier in the program by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, who contended that the NRA was working to make people safer. "We have been supporting proposals to make sure that the system works," Loesch told host George Stephanopoulos. "We’ve been calling for politicians to work with us and make sure that dangerous people who have received due process" can’t access firearms.

    Asked whether he and other gun control activists can maintain the political momentum spurred by shooting, Hogg, 17, cited his generation’s growing electoral influence. "The Columbine shooting was 19 years ago. Now that you’ve had an entire generation of kids growing up around mass shootings, and the fact that they’re starting to be able to vote, explains how we’re going to have this change. Kids are not going to accept this."

    https://www.aol.com/article/news/201...esch/23370508/

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    Here is today's winner of the "Least Surprising Headline" award:

    NRA rejects Trump's call for raising the age limit to buy rifles

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...225-story.html

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