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Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims

23 February 2018

The statement did not address how the president would react to more aggressive gun control measures. He tweeted that perhaps it was the FBI's fault for investing so much time into the investigation of whether Russian Federation colluded with his presidential campaign rather than tracking accused shooter Nikolas Cruz.

Other Parkland students will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., this week to speak to state legislators in Florida's statehouse to push for new legislation.

Students at the school have since vowed to march on Washington and have called for a nationwide protest in other cities on March 24 to demand stricter gun purchasing requirements and background checks.

The FBI revealed Friday that it did not follow proper protocol after admitting they received a tip last month that Cruz had a gun, wanted to "kill people" and had the "potential of him conducting a school shooting". The reality of it is, is that they are two separate issues. And I call on our Congressman and senators to pass legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of military style assault weapons.

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Lane Murdock, 15, of CT, was one of the students joining the campaign for a national walkout.

"You never think it's going to be your school, or your family, or your friends, except last week there were a dozen students that went to school for the last time", said Bowen.

The devices received nationwide attention following a mass shooting in October past year in Las Vegas in which 58 people were killed.

It later turned out that Cruz was not being secretive about his plans, as he openly discussed becoming "professional school shooter" in the comment section of a YouTube video and posted messages about buying a gun on Snapchat.

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A 19-year-old armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle killed 17 people during Wednesday's rampage, which has reignited calls for changes in permissive USA gun laws. John Cornyn on Friday about legislation he introduced past year following the Sutherland Springs mass shooting that took place in Cornyn's home state. (AAP) People embrace during a service at the First United Methodist Church in Coral Springs, Florida. He is expected to announce a legislative package with GOP leaders of the legislature this week.

One survivor was Emma Gonzalez, who spoke to CNN about politicians taking money from gun lobbies, specifically, the NRA, she said: "If they accept this blood money, they are against the children. you're either funding the killers, or you're standing with the children".

"We'll be looking into that over the next short period of time", the president said back in October.

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Largely silent about Florida school shooting victims