Angry students, parents confront Sen. Rubio

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption Around 100 students made the bus journey of more than seven hours to reach Florida's capital

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Around 100 students made the bus journey of more than seven hours to reach Florida's capital

State Sen. Bill Galvano, who is helping craft a bill in response to the shooting deaths, said an idea gaining traction is a program that would allow local sheriffs to deputize someone at a school to carry a gun on campus. It's also unclear whether the officer was aware of Cruz's past behavior at Stoneman Douglas.

Students from Hellgate and Sentinel high schools gathered on both sides of the Higgins Avenue Bridge, holding signs and chanting for gun control. Bill Nelson gave Rubio credit for being the only Republican to attend a televised town hall Wednesday night held in the aftermath of the school shooting and criticized Republican Gov. Rick Scott for not showing up. "They hate the NRA".

Students who walked out of their Montgomery County, Maryland schools protest against gun violence in front of the White House in Washington on February 21, 2018. A petition calling for the nationwide walk out had been signed by nearly 130,000 people by February 21.

"I totally understand the concern and some aspects I really agree with it", Kashuv, 16, said on "The View" Wednesday.

Faced with the outpouring of grief and outrage over the Florida shooting, Trump was to meet with parents, students and teachers at the White House on Wednesday.

Now over a dozen of them are tirelessly campaigning and making the rounds on U.S. cable news networks to share their story, their message.

A small handful of other country acts have also spoken out about the massacre at the school, which has spurred calls across the nation from a number of advocates for stronger gun control legislation. Everytown for Gun Safety has estimated that there have been 290 school shootings since 2013.

The repeated failures of government officials to do their job are a crucial point of context as liberals and media members clamor for further gun laws in the wake of last week's horrific shooting.

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Young people have always been a powerful voice for change.

The movement has drawn support from celebrities such as George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, who have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help fund a planned march on gun control in Washington on 24 March.

Google searches for "gun control" seven days after the Las Vegas shooting had dropped dramatically, to almost the same levels as the day before the October 1 shooting.

He said: "The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something that".

"We have to have better protocol to follow up on those red flags", Loesch said.

"Make the requirements harder because an 18-year-old or a 19-year-old shouldn't be able to have an assault rifle".

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, joined the students in their march and he said the city council would push for a statewide assault weapons ban.

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