'Show Us That You Aren't Owned By The NRA'

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 15, 2018

Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.) on Wednesday addressed a crowd of students in Washington, D.C., participating in the national walkout to protest gun violence. The two measures backed by Trump - an effort to strengthen the federal background check system and an anti-school violence grant program - both enjoy bipartisan support, though some Republicans object and many Democrats say they are insufficient.

Florida just passed a bill raising the age limit on buying guns, and the NRA is fighting it in court.

Hogg said that while Trump had originally showed "bipartisanship and that he wanted to work together on this and save some lives" when he earlier said that he wanted to raise the age to 21 for legally buying a weapon, the president's backtracking on the issue afterwards when confronted by the NRA showed "that he is no better than other politicians". Nowhere in his plan were his previous expressed support for raising the age for purchasing semi-automatic weapons, like the one used in Parkland.

But in a series of Monday morning tweets, he touted his proposal to arm some teachers and sought to justify his backpedaling on the age issue. The result was the set of proposals that emerged Sunday, which calls for federal spending to help states train school staff in firearms use; allow military veterans and retired police officers to work as school safety officers; support for a watered-down bill to improve background checks; a call to states to allow judges to approve seizing weapons from people who pose a "red-flag" threat to themselves or others; and a ban on "bump stock" devices that allow semiautomatic weapons to fire almost as rapidly as automatic weapons. "Armed guards OK, deterrent!" "Things are moving rapidly on this, but not much political support (to put it mildly)". "Proposals without action remain proposals".

"They always talk about the narrative of good guys with guns stopping bad guys with guns". "It's offensive that they say that, because this would have stopped him, because he legally would not have been able to get this gun, but he was able to".

Watch the full CNN interview below.

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