Florida school shooting sparks numerous gun law changes, proposals in past month

It's sad that Trump backtracked on gun control — but not surprising

On Feb. 21 President Trump met with survivors of the Parkland Fla. school shooting at the White House

Matt Seaton, superintendent at Streator High School, said the district has yet to discuss the issue, but did note having a school resource officer back in the building this year has helped the district.

Both sides are also watching traditionally gun-friendly Vermont, where the Republican governor recently abandoned his stance against new gun control laws after the arrest of an 18-year-old accused of plotting a school shooting.

On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in one of the U.S.'s most horrific school shootings ever. In respect to this representative function, it is no different than myriad other organizations. And deadly gun massacres are hardly limited to schools, as the people in Las Vegas, Orlando, Charleston and other communities know.

Republicans like Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, are criticizing Democrat pushback, positing the outrage over the bill is simply Democrats playing politics, stating, "I think it's really sad and it's really cynical because [Democrats] are preying on the fears of some Wisconsinites and using it for their own political purposes". My father was a licensed firearms dealer, one of the largest on the East Coast at one point. Guns are the third leading cause of death in children-on average, seven children die every day from guns. We also must support students on all other demands they have. I've bought a hunting license for more than 60 years.

It isn't guns that are killing people deranged criminals are.

Support for such a measure increases to 78 percent among gun owners who don't belong to the NRA and to 89 percent for respondents who don't own a firearm. I was fortunate to have the flexibility in my life at the time to take care of this overwhelming task. Given these occasional twinges, I hold open the hope that he will throw me a bone by saying or doing something that is commendable.

I encountered some fantastic people with big hearts who helped me out through the process of taking inventory and preparing everything to be sold.

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The 17-minute program ended with a moment of silence to remember those killed by school shootings and a call to action by Sved. That's one minute for each victim of the school massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida .

Without strong advocacy from the White House, an ambitious gun package was unlikely to even get off the ground, given most Republicans' opposition to any new restrictions.

"The students understood that the problem is multi-faceted and there is no single solution", Tallier said. And perhaps most stunning, he seemed to suggest law enforcement be more concerned about getting the guns out of the hands of those who should not possess them, including those with mental health issues, first, and worry about due process later.

Such minor shifts in gun buying habits might seem insignificant, but that is how cultural change occurs.

Sputnik: But there's still Sandy Hook, Columbine... If you're a responsible gun owner, this is not a lot to ask. But this means fewer guns sold, not more. "They have less power over me". During hearings, the Second Amendment was not mentioned by name, but its spirit was certainly invoked. Inserted in the bill is language that allows the arming and training of teachers and staff in state-run schools.

The national conversation following the Parkland, Florida, shooting, in which 17 died, has seemed different than that after other USA mass shootings in recent years. And they're also untrained and unprepared for anyone with the ability to stand up to them. We have the tools to fully address gun violence. Raising the age limit to buy a semi-automatic? We need real action on gun safety in America now. David Linsky and Marjorie Decker were on hand to channel this energy into support for a specific bill that could actually pass: The "Extreme Risk Protective Order" law they're pushing. Taking a class might stop an accident or motivate someone to make sure their guns are properly locked up at home. That may change in the weeks to come. They should get on board now while they can. We've tried that. It doesn't work.

If we can prevent even one more tragedy, isn't that worth it?

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