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NRA Chief Singles Out Sen. Murphy During Speech At CPAC

NRA Chief Singles Out Sen. Murphy During Speech At CPAC

She went on to speak directly to reporters covering the event in National Harbor, Maryland.

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National Rifle Association chief Wayne LaPierre hit back at what he called "the shameful politicization of tragedy", fighting a rearguard defense against street protests and mounting demands to tighten America's permissive gun laws.

"What many people don't understand, or don't want to understand, is that Wayne, Chris and the folks who work so hard at the @NRA are Great People and Great American Patriots", Trump wrote.

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Stoneman Douglas, has been charged with counts of murder for allegedly carrying out the Florida school shooting. 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.

LaPierre focused on lawmakers critical of the gun lobby and members of the mainstream media as the beneficiaries of the heated debate over gun policy. Chris Murphy of CT were eagerly blaming the NRA. "They hate the NRA".

There are signs, however, that the President, who often boasts he saved the Second Amendment by winning the election, is searching for a middle way that satisfies demands for change but does not alienate his conservative base. "Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment, and our firearms freedoms". "In the rush of calls for more government, they also revealed their true selves".

Mr Trump was meeting with politicians overnight (AEDT) "to discuss school safety", and with governors next week.

"If a potential "sicko shooter" knows that a school has a large number of very weapons talented teachers (and others) who will be instantly shooting, the sicko will NEVER attack that school", Trump said. "I stand by it 100 percent and every attempt to intimidate me or shut me down is only going to make me talk louder", she said. "Let's remove it from the White House, from Capitol Hill, and remove it from all of Hollywood".

The elites don't care not one whit about America's school system and school children. "What they want is more restrictions on the law-abiding", LaPierre said.

Survivors of the massacre joined a rally in the Florida State capital of Tallahassee last night - while others met with US President Donald Trump in the White House.

But there were no words of support from the NRA for his age-limit proposal - and outright opposition from organizations of teachers and school security guards for the idea of arming schools to deal with intruders.

"We have to harden our schools, not soften them", Trump said, repeating a phrase used by LaPierre earlier in the day about "hardening schools". "I'm not saying you love the tragedy, but you love the ratings". "Gun-free zone to a maniac is let's go in and let's attack".

"Do we really love our money and our celebrities, more than we love our children?" asked the CEO while arguing that the lack of firearms at high schools has contributed to school shootings.


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