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    I'm proud of all the students who are fighting to get our gun laws changed so private citizens can not own AR-15 rifles. Then I see this story and I feel sick:

    Despite criticism, Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/mi...-ar15-raffle__

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    It's too bad the President was off playing golf. Still, I think it's going to become increasingly difficult for Trump and the Republicans to continue ignoring the urgency to ban certain weapons and enact stronger gun-control legislation. The Parkland massacre stirred up the populace, especially high-school students, in a way that previous school shootings have not.

    Dozens of students stage 'lie-in' at White House gates to protest lack of gun control
    New York Daily News, Feb 19 2018 2:01 PM

    As President Trump golfed in Florida, a group of teenagers staged a "lie-in" at the gates of the White House Monday to protest the government’s lack of action on gun control. Dozens of students lay on their backs on the sidewalk outside the White House as others stood holding American flags and signs that read "Am I next?" and "Is Congress or the NRA making our laws?" Later they chanted, “Hey, hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today!”

    "Why should we be allowed to live in fear, knowing that one day it could be any of us," an irate teen screamed at the White House. A 10-year-old boy named Leo said, "We’re protesting against people who are shooting at schools and killing innocent kids with guns that should be illegal." "We’re tired of hearing 'thoughts and prayers' from Congress," his mom said. "We want action from Congress."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.3829710

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    A GoFundMe page has been set up for anyone wishing to hep the Parkland shooting victims and their families. More than $1,747,000 has already been raised.

    www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund

    Students from several South Florida high schools walk out, take to the streets in show of solidarity

    https://wsvn.com/news/local/south-fl...of-solidarity/

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    Caraway uses such dumb expressions as "connect the dots," "at the end of the day" and "step up to the plate" -- but he's a politician. What do you expect? I'm glad he's taking a stand. The NRA is rapidly becoming an organizationem non grata -- and deservedly so.

    Dallas official asks NRA to consider another city for annual convention
    ABC News, Feb 20 2018 4:20 AM

    One of Dallas' top leaders has urged the National Rifle Association to find another city to host its annual convention, taking a stand against gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly mass shooting in Florida. Dwaine Caraway, mayor pro tem of Dallas, said that the NRA, the nation's largest gun lobby, would be met with "marches and demonstrations" if it went ahead with plans to host the three-day meeting scheduled for May 4-6.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/dallas-mayo...ry?id=53211101

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    In Florida, a man has to wait until he's 21 to buy alcohol -- but when he's 18 he can buy an AR-15 assault rifle, the weapon of choice for school shooters. Following the Parkland school massacre that killed 17, what is the response of our shameless spineless politicans who are puppets of the NRA? This:

    Florida House votes down motion to ban AR-15s

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortne...ar15s-n2451851

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    When the Florida Marlins play their first 2018 exhibition game February 23 in Jupiter, Florida, the players and coaches and staff will be wearing Stoneman Douglas High School caps. Many of the players have visited survivors of the school shooting and invited them to attend spring training games. (Yes, I know February is winter, not spring -- but the exhibition games are called "spring training.") And my admiration for George Clooney just went way up:

    George and Amal Clooney to march, donate $500,000 after Florida shooting
    Us Weekly, Feb 20 2018 10:36 AM

    George and Amal Clooney are showing their support for the March For Our Lives demonstration after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. "Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School," the couple told Us Weekly. "Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it."

    March For Our Lives is a movement created and led by students across the U.S. to demand action on gun control. The group will take to the streets of Washington DC and other cities on March 24. "Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear," reads the mission statement on the movement’s website."“It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard."

    https://www.aol.com/article/entertai...ting/23366432/

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    After the Las Vegas massacre, a few conspiracy theorists -- also known as "complete idiots" -- started saying the victims were merely actors. The Parkland massacre has brought out the same appalling idiots.

    Aide to Florida GOP Representative fired after calling school shooting survivors 'actors'

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b00a30a250aab5

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    Students in other countries don't deal with problems and frustrations by getting guns and murdering their classmates. Why are so many students in this country so angry and violent and deranged? And why is it so easy for them to obtain assault rifles?

    High school shooting in Whittier foiled
    Student had two AR-15s, two handguns, threatened to 'shoot up the campus.'

    https://mynewsla.com/crime/2018/02/2...ashed-at-home/

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    A lot of people blame violent movies and TV shows and video games but I am sure other countries have those things too and students in those countries are not violent. A big part of the problem is what you said, that guns are just too easy for people to get. I do not understand how students can have guns in their bedroom and the parents do not know.

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    Tonight during a televised CNN Town Hall meeting to address the issue of school shootings and lax gun laws, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was asked -- twice -- "In the name of the 17 Parkland victims, will you quit accepting donations from the NRA?" Rubio refused to say yes. Florida Governor Rick Scott is no different. With very few exceptions, Republicans value guns and the NRA far more than they value human life.

    Former Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabby Giffords rolls out anti-gun ad targeting Florida Governor for his inaction on gun violence and his ties to the NRA

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/s...ry?id=53238093

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