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Source: Global News

Trump visits Florida school shooting victims, ignores questions about gun control

Saturday 20:56 GMT

President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims from the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring “the job they’ve done is incredible.” Asked if he’d talked with victims, Trump added: “I did indeed, and it’s very sad something like that could happen.”

Trump and first lady Melania Trump came to Broward Health North Hospital to pay their respects to the medical professionals who had responded to the shooting in nearby Parkland.

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Source: New York Times

In Wake of Florida Massacre, Gun-Control Advocates Look to Connecticut

Sunday 19:05 GMT

Now, in the wake of another wrenching shooting rampage — this one at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 — and in the absence of any federal action, gun-control advocates, Democratic politicians and others are pointing to the success of states like Connecticut in addressing the spiraling toll of gun violence.

Gun-control advocates say the suspect in Florida, Nikolas Cruz, could not have bought the AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle believed used in the attack, or the high-capacity magazines, in Connecticut.

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Source: Washington Post

Advice from a survivor of the Florida school shooting: It's time to start ignoring Trump

Today 03:19 GMT

Florida students rally to denounce political inaction after 17 killed in school shooting. The FBI said it failed to act on a tip about the suspected Florida school shooter’s potential for violence

Not because we’re going to be another statistic about mass shooting in America … we are going to be the last mass shooting,” the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student told hundreds of classmates, teachers and supporters on Saturday at a federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, three days after a gunman killed 17 people at the school in Parkland, Fla.

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