NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting

Rubio also said he would consider supporting a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, which experts call the most functionally important part of the 1994 ban.

But the Parkland kids are still in front of us, and still talking. Why?

An armed officer who was at the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting and did not intervene, the local sheriff says.

Scott proposed a $450 million initiative for student safety, calling for the presence of a resource officer in every public school and giving sheriffs' departments the power "to train additional school personnel or reserve law enforcement officers" if local school boards ask. And then, when anger and outrage naturally build, the elected officials who are bought and paid for with the National Rifle Association's blood money will argue that it's too soon to talk about gun-violence prevention and that none of the solutions offered could prevent every gun crime.

But Scott, who has been endorsed by the NRA and received its highest rating for supporting gun owners, said he opposed an outright ban on assault rifles.

The image of the note card he clutched during the event - which reminded Mr. Trump to say things such as "I hear you" and asking questions such as "What can we do to help you feel safe?" - quickly went viral. "That is not the answer".

In an email Saturday, the NRA called the companies' actions "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice" and said the loss of corporate discounts and other perks "will neither scare nor distract" NRA members.

"Maybe 10 percent or 20 percent of the population of teachers", he said.

Israel said he had decided on the basis of his review of the video to suspend Peterson, but the deputy resigned first.

At a late morning news conference, Runcie was highly critical of President Donald Trump and others who have suggested that teachers and administrators in schools carry firearms.

A man cries as US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference. Saul Loeb AFP
A man cries as US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference. Saul Loeb AFP

"The proposal to arm teachers might be emotionally appealing after a school shooting, but it is not practical or realistic", said Dr Dewey Cornell, a University of Virginia professor who studies school safety.

Pustizzi said the confusion didn't put anyone in danger. Such disciplinary action can sometimes hurt a student's chances of getting into a preferred college.

The sale of bump stocks will be completely banned under the proposal. "But when it came time to get in there and do something he didn't have the courage or something happened". Although, a 15-year-old student was taken into custody in Delta County after bringing a gun to school last week.

Authorities from the sheriff's office have also faced mounting criticism amid allegations that multiple deputies failed to enter the high school during the rampage. The sheriff added that Peterson was suspended without pay, pending an internal investigation, before later resigning.

According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Peterson responded to the shooting in the freshman building at the high school and took up a position in a nearby stairwell.

This person told the FBI that she anxious Cruz was "going to explode", a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

The Bank of America move came after BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest asset manager, said on Thursday it would speak with weapons manufacturers and distributors "to understand their response" to the high school massacre.

"I know there are some who are advocating a mass takeaway of Second Amendment rights for all Americans".

Numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, were alerted to Cruz's alarming social media behavior, and the Broward County Sheriff's Office received 18 reports involving Cruz since 2008.

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