NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

by Sophie Craig February 23, 2018, 3:35
NRA spokesperson faces questions from FL shooting students, families

It's also unclear whether Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, is keen to expose his colleagues running for re-election in states Trump won in 2016 to a long series of gun votes.

Loesch also starred in a video the NRA posted last June in which Loesch claimed, among other things, that liberals "use their schools to teach children that their president is another Hitler".

Trump says he wouldn't want to tell his son that he has to go through an active-shooter drill.

In Florida, meanwhile, funerals continued. "They care more about control and more of it", he said, referring to Democrats as "so-called new European socialists".

"We must immediately harden our schools". The youngest of Trump's five children, 11-year-old Barron, attends a private school in Potomac, Maryland.

"For them, it's not a safety issue, it's a political issue", he charged.

The NRA was represented at the town hall Wednesday night by the organization's national spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, who faced sharply critical comments from Parkland shooting survivors and family members of shooting victims.

Even though the National Rifle Association (NRA) is fending off a political movement helmed by school shooting survivors, the organization is deeply entrenched in CPAC.

"We share a goal of safe schools, safe neighborhoods and a safe country", LaPierre said, and warned that "evil walks among us".

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"The whole idea from some of our opponents that armed security makes us less safe is completely ridiculous", LaPierre said.

"If you look at what happened in California, they didn't have guns, and they were slaughtered", Trump said. "Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and numerous legacy media in the back", she charged, pointing to journalists at the back of the ballroom.

She and LaPierre did not mention the age limit issue in their fiery remarks at CPAC.

As McClatchy reported, "The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy".

"They fantasize about more laws stopping what other laws have failed to stop", the NRA vice president said.

"I think that all life should be protected, that's why next week there's going to be good guys with guns that are going to be in schools protecting lives, just as there's armed security here", she said.

Amid an open and emotional public conversation about gun control following another mass shooting, National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre delivered a fiery, divisive speech blasting the media, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and "political elites" for exploiting the tragedy for "political gain".

In Congress, a bill being drafted by Sens.

The alleged shooter in South Florida had purchased at least 10 guns, all rifles and shotguns, including the AR-15 used in the massacre, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the probe.

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