The companies that have cut ties with the NRA basically overnight

Rodiano Bonacci
Febbraio 23, 2018

"The first to go will be the Second Amendment". They hate the second amendment.

During the 2016 presidential election, the NRA spent almost $20 million attacking Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, and spent $11 million in support of Trump, according to Federal Election Commission filings. He called the group "Great American Patriots".

"It's in tremendously poor taste to be voting on a bill like that at a time like this", said state Rep. Stephanie Clayton, a moderate Kansas City-area Republican.

"Can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?".

These decisions come in response to public pressure, ignited by survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for businesses to cut ties with the organization.

"They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of America's mental health system and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI", LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President and CEO, said during his 35-minute long appearance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, in National Harbor, Md.

"We're working on comprehensive solutions", Ryckman said.

Pushing the same agenda on school security as Donald Trump, he claimed schools were "wide open targets". "It should not be easier for a madman to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry story or some Hollywood gala". But when he arrived to speak, he reiterated his pitch for armed guards at schools and free firearms training of teachers. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren and other high-profile Democrats, whom he accused of backing European style socialism as well creating new victimized groups and hurling insults at conservatives. The FBI rank-and-file should rise up against a "corrupt" senior staff that has failed to stop mass shooters, Mr LaPierre railed.

Florida Governor Rick Scott also criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing so far to provide details about why it did not respond to the tip.

"To stop a bad guy with a gun, it takes a good guy with a gun", said Lapierre.

The president is set to meet Thursday with state and local officials, largely from schools and in law enforcement, to wade further into school safety.

"Anyone who pushes arming teachers doesn't understand teachers and doesn't understand our schools".

"These intellectual elites think they're smarter than we are", said LaPierre. "We drop our kids of at schools that are so-called 'gun free zones, ' that are wide open targets for any insane madman bent on evil", he said.

Though Trump has suggested raising the minimum age for purchasing a firearm, an idea that has been roundly rejected by the NRA, he said he doesn't expect to clash with the gun rights group.

Trump also stressed he would push for an end to the sale of bump stocks, which allow rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute and which were used during a mass shooting in Las Vegas previous year.

"You should be anxious and you should be frightened".

While gun laws vary widely by state, most federal gun control measures would require the Republican-controlled Congress to act. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, allegedly used a legally purchased type of AR-15 to carry out the attack. Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he had purchased legally past year.

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