Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez slams politicians, NRA in emotional speech

Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez slams politicians, NRA in emotional speech

We did. We know that they are claiming mental health issues, and I am not a psychologist, but we need to pay attention to the fact that this was not just a mental health issue.

She addressed politicians, saying to those who take campaign donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA): "Shame on you".

"How about we stop blaming the victims for something that was the shooter's fault?" she continued.

Two days before the shooting, the president unveiled his fiscal year 2019 budget that proposes to cut millions of dollars from federal education programs that are created to help prevent criminal activities in schools and help them recover from tragic events.

"If people out there had any idea about how many bad outcomes are avoided because they sent us a tip, they would not be discouraged".

Trump's remarks came after the Federal Bureau of Investigation said it received a tip last month that the shooting suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had a "desire to kill" and access to guns, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents failed to act on the information. Authorities said the 19-year-old gunman, Nikolas Cruz, used a semiautomatic AR-15-style rifle that he bought legally.

Survivors of a school shooting in the USA state of Florida, in which 17 people died, have attended an emotionally charged rally demanding tighter gun controls.

"Because of these gun laws, people I love have died", she said.

Dozens gathered with candles and for prayer, many calling for change.

"We have got to turn our anger, our frustration, our rage to action...we've got to vote, we've got to vote, we've got to vote", Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said. It's great to have rallies.

"At the end of day, make no mistake about it, America".

"This is a small step in a much, much bigger movement".

Police in Nutley say they are still investigating a suspicious Instagram post. He frequently boasted about his gun to other members of the group.

The League of Women Voters says The Florida Legislature, which is now in session, has bills filed awaiting action that would ban semi-automatic assault weapons and expand background checks.

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