Marco Rubio Pressed By Shooting Survivors About NRA Support

Marco Rubio Pressed By Shooting Survivors About NRA Support

She followed with her question, "Do you believe that it should be harder to obtain the semiautomatic and-weapons and the modifications for these weapons to make them fully automatic like bump stocks?" After a year of not facing his constituents at a single town hall meeting over fears of a "hostile atmosphere," the Florida senator finally did his job and listened to someone other than lobbyists or deep-pocketed campaign donors, and it was glorious.

Marco Rubio felt the heat Wednesday night during an intense CNN townhall about gun control. "Why do we have to march on Washington, just to save innocent lives?" senior Ryan Deitsch asked, his voice rising with each question.

Victoria Alvarez, a 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School freshman who was in room 1216, one of the first rooms that Cruz shot into, said she wanted to see if Rubio and Nelson will "do something". "I understand that you're standing up for the NRA", he said.

His comments received a standing ovation.

Rubio, met with jeers from the crowd, would not say he if he would turn down money from the NRA.

The host of "Good Morning Britain" was not impressed with the NRA's case for gun rights during this week's town hall debate in Sunrise, Florida. "Because I felt like as a government official, in this situation, especially in the state of Florida, it's nearly your obligation to say, 'No, I will not accept donations.' It would have made me feel better if he had said, 'No, sorry, I am going to accept it.' I would have been like, 'OK, he needs their support.' But instead of being direct with us, he simply dragged on and on and didn't answer the question".

"I don't believe this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm", Loesch said. Rep. Deutch said to the crowd.

Avery Anger, 14, hid in a closet during the shooting.

The senator did not answer the question directly. "People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment".

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School parent Meredith Barry said she was dissatisfied with the "grandstanding" from lawmakers. Dana danced around the topic, claiming that people who are "nuts" and "crazy" shouldn't be able to get ahold of the weapons like the AR-15. I think they definitely messed with the wrong city and the wrong school.

The spokeswoman argued that last week's shooting as well as one last November in Sutherland Springs, Texas, could have been prevented by more thorough reporting to the database. "I feel like with all these people around me, we could really make a change". Millions of children have grown up in the shadow of terror and violence, watching one school massacre after another - and the Parkland students, like many others now, are saying no more. It stops here with this administration and me.

"The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something that, quite frankly, I'm comfortable with", Rubio said. "And Mr. President, we'll fix it".

None of the politicians at the town hall agreed with him. "I'll tell you why", he said, "because while it may not prevent an attack, it may save lives in an attack".

The father of Meadow Pollack, who was killed last week, said he was speaking Wednesday because his daughter couldn't. But they were disappointed by the lack of commitment. Guttenberg told Ruiz he was not satisfied with Rubio's responses and had hoped they were different.

Stoneman Douglas student Delaney Tarr said she wants action, not just words.

Hundreds of students from Maryland schools left class to rally at the U.S. Capitol.

It's not yet clear what effect Wednesday will have on legislation.

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