Trump gun plan to include provisions 'hardening' schools

Leslie Hanson
March 14, 2018

Student survivors of the shooting have mobilized to call for stricter gun control laws after the deaths of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The ACLU has argued "a disciplinary response is a disservice to young people and a missed educational opportunity", while dozens of US colleges and universities have announced they will not consider these disciplinary actions in their application processes.

More importantly, Trump seems not to understand that gun violence is not limited to schools, nor that mass shootings are but one part of a problem that also includes too many lives lost to domestic killings, suicides and unintentional shootings.

Gun control activists are staging a memorial made up of 7,000 pairs of shoes outside the United States Congress on Tuesday as they continue to demand measures to control gun ownership and meaningful gun regulation.

The planned legislation will be released Sunday, almost a month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in which former student Nikolas Cruz killed 17 students and faculty members.

However, they noted that this is not a political issue: "this is about protecting this nation's children, whether they are related to you by blood, or whether they are children you have taught or nurtured", they wrote.

"All of us, gun owners and non-gun owners alike, want to live in safe communities and send our kids to safe schools", he said.

Three New Jersey students wrote an opinion piece directed towards the National Rifle Association (NRA) titled: "We won't let you win".

"On 18 to 21 Age Limits, watching court cases and rulings before acting". The day after his meeting with lawmakers, he met with the NRA.

"Some will be legislative, some will be administrative and some will be recommendations for states as well as a task force to study this issue in more depth and make more additional policy recommendations. Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly)". A Politico/Morning Consult poll published on February 28 yielded an even clearer consensus, with 82 percent of respondents in favor of raising the minimum age for purchasing an assault-style weapon to 21.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the NRA spent $3.2m in lobbying in 2016, a little over $1m in campaign contributions to Republican candidates, and over $54m in "outside spending", which is money spent "against candidates" who do not favour gun ownership rights.

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