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Trump Condemns Florida Officer Who Didn’t Act; Sticks by Plan to Arm Teachers

February 23, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Trump on Friday condemned a Florida sheriff’s deputy who stayed outside the school he was patrolling while a shooting rampage unfolded inside, even as he insisted that his proposal to arm well-trained teachers would prevent such massacres.
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Fla. GOP lawmakers move ahead on raising age minimum for buying assault rifles

February 23, 2018
Michael Scherer | The Washington Post
Florida Republican lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to raise the minimum age for purchasing assault rifles in the state from 18 to 21 despite the opposition of the National Rifle Association.
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It's Not All About the NRA

February 23, 2018
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
In the aftermath of an unspeakable tragedy, like the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week, anguish needs to find an outlet. Students have taken to the streets and the halls of political power demanding an end to the violence.
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Parents and Students Plead With Trump: ‘How Many Children Have to Get Shot?’

February 22, 2018
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
An anguished father mourning his 18-year-old daughter vented his anger and pleaded for safer schools. A fear-stricken student who watched classmates die last week wept openly as he called for banning assault weapons.
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Why Trump won't use his superpower on guns

February 22, 2018
Jonathan Swan, Mike Allen | Axios
President Trump has a rare political superpower — he can get Republicans to do what seems like the impossible. He used this superpower to soften their opposition to Vladimir Putin, to instantly stir their distrust of the FBI, and embrace trillion-dollar deficits. No politician can move Rs to unthinkable places and provide more cover in the toughest of states or districts.
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Rubio takes a risk in emotional gun debate, facing critics and warming to new firearm restrictions

February 22, 2018
Ed O'Keefe, Sean Sullivan | The Washington Post
Fred Guttenberg stood under a spotlight gripping a microphone with both hands and delivered a blunt message to Marco Rubio. “I want to like you,” said Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed in a mass shooting at her high school last week. But he couldn’t. Not yet. Not after what he had heard.
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Trump calls for bump stock ban, stronger background checks

February 21, 2018
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump is taking the first steps toward tougher gun regulations one week after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. He says lawmakers need to focus on strengthening background checks, and he also wants to ban bump stocks.

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