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School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

Feb. 24, 2018 11:29 PM EST

Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State. As the #BoycottNRA movement grew on Twitter, with petitions circulating against...

The Latest: Sheriff: Lawmaker's letter 'riddled' with errors

Feb. 24, 2018 10:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the backlash against the National Rifle Association after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 10:30 p.m. The Broward County, Florida, sheriff says a letter from a state lawmaker calling for his resignation after a mass school shooting is "riddled with...

NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

Feb. 24, 2018 8:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted. The...

After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

Feb. 24, 2018 6:04 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

Feb. 24, 2018 3:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists. But they are skeptical Congress can seize the moment, overcome its partisan...

Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate

Feb. 24, 2018 2:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors say the debate over gun control has changed after the Florida school shooting — a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee puts it this way: "There's no question we're in a different environment." But governors...

Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

Feb. 24, 2018 1:47 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — When President Donald Trump raised the idea of banning "bump stocks" and curbing young people's access to gun, gun owners and advocates who helped his political rise talked about disloyalty and desertion. Trump's flirtation with modest gun control measures drew swift condemnation from gun...

Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

Feb. 24, 2018 4:19 AM EST

The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range. They say it would require specialized and repeated training to teach educators the proper tactics and enable them to conquer their fear and remain calm and...

Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

Feb. 23, 2018 11:37 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have outlined their plans to make schools safer after a shooting that left 17 people dead last week, but some say they don't go far enough. Talia Rumsky is one of them. Rumsky was among those who traveled to Tallahassee on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers about gun...

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

Feb. 23, 2018 10:41 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. "When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think that should...