Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, made no attempt to moderate his message a day after survivors of the Parkland shooting faced down lawmakers in a CNN debate and the President at the White House.
With all the glaring red flags in the life of the shooting suspect in last week's deadly Florida high school massacre, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch confronted law enforcement with an obvious question.
Israel went on to say that he supports raising the age from 18 to 21 to be able to purchase a rifle and that bumpstocks should be "outlawed forever". "And it would be - it's called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them", Trump said at Wednesday's event. Earlier, he called the NRA "Great American Patriots".
A 19-year-old gunman killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week. Numerous teenagers and their parents taking part have called for more curbs on guns.
He apparently was referring to NRA chief Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox, chief lobbyist for the Institute for Legislative Action, the group's lobbying arm.
Trump considers arming teachers, US students call for gun laws
On Wednesday, Trump listened intently at the White House as students described the horror of the shootings in Parkland, Florida. He also said he would consider raising the age for buying certain types of guns, reported The Associated Press .
"We as a country failed our children", Andrew Pollack said. It should not be easier to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store, he added.
At a White House listening session on gun violence Wednesday, Trump raised the idea of arming some teachers with concealed weapons.
LaPierre, who was not listed on CPAC's official schedule, accused Democrats of making gun control a political issue in order to achieve their ultimate goal to "eradicate all individual freedoms".
He encouraged students, who have advocated for gun control measures in the wake of the shooting at their school, to make their impact felt at the voting booth. The NRA wants to do the right thing.
US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday assailed the North Korean leader's sister who sat near him at the Olympics as part of an "evil family clique" that oppresses millions.
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Trump said on Twitter, "I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health". This accessory was used in the attack at a concert in Las Vegas a year ago, when a lone gunman killed 50-plus people. Such devices were not used in the Florida shooting. She has a long history of lambasting those who advocate for restrictions on gun ownership, often relying on violence-inciting language in her attacks.
- After the shooting in Florida and the activism of numerous students, the fringe Internet Right has ridiculously gone on the attack.
"My friends and I are anxious that we're going to be murdered in our classrooms", Ryan Schachter said.
FBI officials have admitted that the bureau failed to properly follow up on two tips that the 19-year-old Parkland shooter was risky and might be planning a school attack. Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he had purchased legally previous year.
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