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"Your party voted to repeal the mandates on coverage for mental health", Kimmel said. The fact that they are speaking up as boldly as they are, maybe that's the turning point.

Police say Cruz was armed with multiple magazines and at least one AR-15 style rifle. Gunman Nikolas Cruz killed 17 victims and injured countless others in the attack, and he's now in police custody. The same day, a bullet grazed a 14-year-old boy in the parking lot of a New Orleans high school.

According to the independent Everytown for Gun Safety group, eight of the 18 school shooting incidents so far this year, which cover primary schools to universities, involved guns being discharged with no one injured.

A large number of states have laws allowing gun confiscation in cases involving suspected domestic violence or stalking offences.

Some held flowers. Others held signs asking for action, including gun control, against school violence. This one on my home town in my home state.

Kurth said of politicians who do little more than offer condolences after mass shootings: "We're exhausted of the 'We're sorry for your loss.' 'We're praying for you, '" Kurth said according to the Daily Beast.

A grieving mother who directed her anger at President Donald Trump on live television after the Florida school shooting isn't done shouting. She invoked the president's 11-year-old son, Barron, as she angrily called for help.

With tears rolling down her face, Lori Alhadeff screamed into a microphone, glared into a camera, and begged the President to address the nation's deadly gun epidemic. In his tweet, Trump said neighbours and classmates knew about Cruz. "Let's protect Baron. And let's also protect all these other kids". We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the hard issue of mental health.

Rubio was in his full NRA damage-control mode by Wednesday evening, telling Fox News that we need to slow down, take our time, before we "jump to conclusions that there's some law we could have passed that would have prevented it". 'We need rational gun legislation'.

One day after a Florida shooting left 17 people dead, President Trump delivered a six-minute speech pledging his "top priority" will be "making our schools and our children safer".

"I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth - but people whose lives have been totally shattered", Trump tweeted Friday morning. "Am also working with Congress on many fronts". "My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School".

Mia Farrow replied to President Trump's tweet, which offered the usual "prayers and condolences".

President Donald Trump has arrived at a Florida hospital to meet medical professionals two days after a deadly shooting at a Broward County high school. Lawmakers said they hope to erect a memorial honoring the victims of the shooting on the current site of that building and construct additional instructional space elsewhere. "Go on TV and tell them to do that!" he said to strong applause.

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