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New NRA video posted after Parkland blames mainstream media for mass-shooting culture

A new video on NRATV, the National Rifle Association’s online video channel, suggests the blame for mass shootings in the U.S. belongs squarely on the shoulders of “mainstream media.”

The spot is hosted by Colion Noir, a gun-rights activist, lawyer and NRA member, who claims that “no one on this planet benefits more from mass shootings and motivates more people to become mass shooters than our mainstream media,” stating the following:

‘The mainstream media love mass shootings. I’m going to say it again. The mainstream media love mass shootings.’

After another mass shooting, S.C. lawmakers wrestle over gun rights …

COLUMBIA — The day after 17 students and educators were killed in at a Parkland, Fla., high school, state Sen. Greg Gregory took to the Statehouse floor and said “thoughts and prayers” offered by lawmakers were not enough to prevent mass shootings.

“God is not listening,” the Lancaster Republican said Thursday about legislators of faith failing to stop sales of assault-style rifles like the AR-15 used in the latest tragedy and other mass shootings.

“We talk about it, but we really don’t come up with any solutions,” he said. “It’s time, I think, for us to do that.”

Gregory, who admitted his views would not be popular in a state where gun rights are considered a birthright, plans to propose halting sales of firearms or gun magazines with capacities greater than 10 bullets. 

The Florida school shooting has other S.C. lawmakers renewing pushes for gun control measures. A Senate panel Wednesday will hold hearings

Read more at: https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/after-another-mass-shooting-s-c-lawmakers-wrestle-over-gun/article_f34c275e-1658-11e8-a12c-1b4219ebfb0d.html

After another mass shooting, some SC lawmakers again eyeing gun control

COLUMBIA — The day after 17 students and educators were killed in at a Parkland, Fla., high school, state Sen. Greg Gregory took to the Statehouse floor and said “thoughts and prayers” offered by lawmakers were not enough to prevent mass shootings.

“God is not listening,” the Lancaster Republican said Thursday about legislators of faith failing to stop sales of assault-style rifles like the AR-15 used in the latest tragedy and other mass shootings.

“We talk about it, but we really don’t come up with any solutions,” he said. “It’s time, I think, for us to do that.”

Gregory, who admitted his views would not be popular in a state where gun rights are considered a birthright, plans to propose halting sales of firearms or gun magazines with capacities greater than 10 bullets. 

The Florida school shooting has other S.C. lawmakers renewing pushes for gun control measures. A Senate panel Wednesday will hold hearings

Read more at: https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/after-another-mass-shooting-some-s-c-lawmakers-again-eyeing/article_f34c275e-1658-11e8-a12c-1b4219ebfb0d.html

Florida school staff members to return this week after mass shooting that killed 17

(Reuters) – Staff members will return to work on Friday at the Florida school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people in the deadliest shooting ever at a U.S. high school, district officials said, with students expected back next week.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland near Fort Lauderdale will also hold a voluntary orientation for students and parents on Sunday and hopes to have students resume classes the following Tuesday on a modified schedule, Broward County Public Schools said in a statement.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student accused of the shooting, made an appearance on Monday in Fort Lauderdale court where he faced 17 counts of premeditated murder. Cruz is accused of returning to the high school from which he had been expelled and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle on Wednesday.

The incident has galvanized advocates for stricter

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting/florida-school-staff-members-to-return-this-week-after-mass-shooting-that-killed-17-idUSKCN1G41KN

Ban Gun Sales After a Mass Shooting

We didn’t do anything after 20 first graders were mowed down in their classrooms along with six of their teachers at Sandy Hook and we didn’t do anything after 49 people were killed and 58 others were wounded at Pulse in Orlando and we didn’t do anything after 58 concertgoers were killed and 851 people were wounded in Las Vegas. But the impassioned, furious students at Stoneman Douglass are giving me hope that something will be done this time. If you didn’t see Emma Gonzalez’s stirring speech this weekend at a rally in Fort Lauderdale—Gonzalez is a 17-year-old student at Stoneman Douglass in Parkland, Florida, and a survivor of the mass shooting there on Valentine’s

Read more at: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/02/19/25833331/ban-gun-sales-after-a-mass-shooting

Ban Gun Sales After a Mass Shooting – Slog – The Stranger

We didn’t do anything after 20 first graders were mowed down in their classrooms along with six of their teachers at Sandy Hook and we didn’t do anything after 49 people were killed and 58 others were wounded at Pulse in Orlando and we didn’t do anything after 58 concertgoers were killed and 851 people were wounded in Las Vegas. But the impassioned, furious students at Stoneman Douglass are giving me hope that something will be done this time. If you didn’t see Emma Gonzalez’s stirring speech this weekend at a rally in Fort Lauderdale—Gonzalez is a 17-year-old student at Stoneman Douglass in Parkland, Florida, and a survivor of the mass shooting there on Valentine’s

Read more at: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/02/19/25833331/ban-gun-sales-after-a-mass-shooting

After Florida shooting, Michael Ian Black says ‘boys are broken’

Chicago activists march for changes to gun laws after mass shooting in Florida

The debate surrounding gun laws is nothing new for Jaquie Algee.

Unzipping her black winter coat in front of hundreds of people gathered Sunday at the Federal Center Plaza, Algee revealed a blue T-shirt memorializing her 19-year-old son who was shot dead in 1995 in Chicago.

“Shame on us that we have not done any better,” Algee said to the crowd. “That we come to a week that we just had this past week where we are losing more children, more families are hurting and in pain and suffering at the loss of their children who just simply got up and went to school and should have returned home. That ain’t right.”

Algee, an organizer with the Women’s March Chicago, was among those gathered at Federal Plaza to demand changes to how Americans get access to guns. The peaceful rally that ended within a couple of hours also included speakers from Moms Demand

Read more at: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-fed-plaza-march-gun-reform-20180218-story.html