Gun crime Prosecutors demand death penalty for Florida shooter on same day as sea of children's shoes marks 7,000 victims of US gun violence

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Brady Campaign leader on the new face of gun control

- amp.sacbee.com
13 Mar 2018
Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said that in the weeks since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the gun control advocacy organization has swelled with support. Since the Feb. 14 shooting, she said, 18 new chapters have emerged nationwide, joining the more than 100 that already existed. The Brady ...

This Obama Policy Shielded Florida Shooter From Measures That Could Have Prevented Gun Purchases

13 Mar 2018
First, let me say that this is not to blame the former president for the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. Shooter Nikolas Cruz faced 17 counts of premeditated first-degree murder. He had purchased an AR-15 rifle days after he was finally expelled in February of 2017. On February 14, 2018, he returned to ...
- townhall.com

Prosecutor seeking death penalty for Fla school shooting suspect

- cp24.com
13 Mar 2018
This Feb. 19, 2018 file photo shows Nikolas Cruz appearing in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Florida prosecutors announced Tuesday, March 13 that they will seek the death penalty against Cruz, a former student charged in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month. ...

Activists and families of gun violence victims protest with 7,000 shoes on Congress' doorstep

13 Mar 2018
On Wednesday -- exactly one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida -- teachers, students, and faculty members across the U.S. are invited to leave their schools for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. local time, to honor the 17 lives of those killed on Feb. 14.
- mashable.com

Meet the Florida massacre survivor staunchly against gun control

- nydailynews.com
13 Mar 2018
The 16-year-old junior survived the horrific shooting that left 17 people dead and dozens more wounded at his Parkland, Fla., school on Feb. 14. But contrary to many of his fellow survivors, Kashuv does not believe that limiting access to firearms is the solution to the nation's gun violence problem.

Why the NRA Stumbled in Gun

13 Mar 2018
Not everyone from the gun-regulation side recognized the seismic victory. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, a Democratic candidate for governor, was disappointed that the legislature failed to pass an assault-weapons ban and universal background checks. He said the law "falls short of the public demands set by the majority of Floridians and the student survivors" of the ...
- bloomberg.com

NRA Takes Massive Action Against Florida Hours After Gun Control Law Passes

- conservativetribune.com
13 Mar 2018
The bill passed Florida's Senate earlier this week by a margin of 20-18 and the House by a margin of 67-50, although the NRA-ILA contends that "Senate leadership strong-armed enough Senators to vote in favor of the bill, despite hearing from gun owners across Florida that passing gun control would do nothing to secure our schools or fix our broken mental health system."

The U S doesn't study its gun problem

13 Mar 2018
Thousands of high school students hold a rally after they walked out of their schools and marched to the state Capitol in Saint Paul, Minn., on March 7, 2018, to protest gun violence and pressure lawmakers to enact stricter gun control. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
- theglobeandmail.com

Here's How To Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts

- npr.org
13 Mar 2018
And, these experts say, you remove the major "environmental hazard" that contributes to gun violence: the guns. The eight-point plan calls for universal background checks, a ban on assault-style weapons, and something called Gun Violence Protection Orders: a type of emergency order that would allow police to seize a gun when there is an imminent threat.

D C Lawmakers, Florida Congressman Decry Rubio Gun Proposal

13 Mar 2018
"I absolutely believe that in this country, if you are 18 years of age you should not be able to buy a rifle. I will support a law that takes that right away," the Florida Republican said in February during a town hall event with students, parents, and alumni from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people last month.
- rollcall.com

The Tyranny of Florida's New Gun Law

- westernjournal.com
13 Mar 2018
LKD: I wonder if we will be saying, "Due process -- what's that?" in a few decades? Here's what Floridians will get for their $400 million dollars: raising of the minimum age from 18 to 21 to buy a long gun, a ban of bump stocks (which weren't even used in the Parkland school shooting), bulletproof glass for schools, longer waiting periods for gun purchases and the ...

Yes, Florida Republicans Really Did Pass Gun Control

13 Mar 2018
When Governor Scott signed SB-7026 into law, he violated the Second Amendment rights of young adults between the ages of 18-21. He could have stopped it. He could have forced the legislature to do the right thing and work on a true school safety bill, but he caved and opted for gun control.
- ammoland.com

Judge allows confession in Ohio school shooting trial

- whio.com
13 Mar 2018
Labeled as the first large-scale, coordinated national demonstration following the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the event planned by organizers of the Women's March calls for a 17-minute walkout, one minute for each of the 17 students and staff members that were killed.
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