Rubio is jeered as CNN town hall meeting about Florida school shooting turns angry

Sen . Marco Rubio, R Fla., over his opposition to gun control.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime, 14, was among the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14, made his position clear from the moment he got the microphone. „I’m pissed,” he said. „Your comments this week and those of our president have been pathetically weak.”

There were six and a half minutes of dramatic back and forth between Guttenberg and Rubio at „Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action,” a moncler outlet online two hour town hall organized and televised by CNN. The network said 7,000 people were at the BB Center for the event.

cheap moncler jackets sale Guttenberg demanded that Rubio look at him and defend his position against banning the weapons like the AR 15, the weapon used by cheap moncler outlet Stoneman Douglas shooter Nikolas Cruz. cheap moncler jackets sale

Rubio’s view, that the problem „cannot be solved by gun laws alone,” didn’t sit well with the crowd, which jeered or with Guttenberg Moncler Outlet .

„If this would have prevented this from happening, I would support it,” Rubio said. Instead, he said he favors action that would prevent a „deranged” person like Cruz from acquiring any weapons.

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Stoneman Douglas High senior Ryan Deitsch, who hid in a closet with classmates during the shooting, asked Rubio why it’s falling on students to press for change. „We’d like to know why do we have to be the ones to do this.” Deitsch said. „Why do we have to march on Washington just to save innocent lives?”

moncler sale Teacher Ashley Kurth, responding to President Trump’s suggestion earlier in the day of arming teachers, asked Rubio if she should get extra training and be issued a Kevlar vest. Rubio said he doesn’t support arming teachers. In the second half cheap moncler sale of moncler sale the forum, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said he, too, was opposed to arming teachers. Rep. Ted Deutch, D West Boca, who represents Parkland and wants a ban on assault weapons. Rubio said that would have so many loopholes that people bent moncler outlet store on doing harm could still acquire weapons that would do the same thing as the gun used at the Stoneman Douglas shooting. moncler sale

Again and again during his eight years in Congress, Ted Deutch has expressed anguish over mass shootings and, increasingly, frustration at his colleagues’ refusal to do anything substantive to reduce gun violence.

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moncler outlet sale Rubio wasn’t the only one who got a hostile reaction from the South Floridians streamed into the BB Center in Sunrise for the nationally televised town hall meeting a week after the massacre of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas buy moncler jackets High School in Parkland. moncler outlet sale

Dana Loesch, national spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, also received multiple jeers from the audience during her appearance on stage during the second half of the town hall. Loesch was challenged by Emma Gonzalez, a Stoneman Douglas student who has been an outspoken advocate for gun control, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, and Diane monlcer down jackets Wolk Rogers, a teacher who survived the shooting.

Waves of sadness, anger and, occasionally, hope washed through a large crowd that gathered Saturday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale to push for tightening cheap moncler coats state and national gun laws moncler mens jackets in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

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Loesch referred to Cruz as an „insane monster,” „this monster” and „nuts,” and said he was the cheap moncler jackets kind of person who shouldn’t have any kind of weapon.

moncler outlet store The setting for the town hall is usually used for far happier events than discussing the aftermath of a massacre. The BB Center is normally used for hockey games, concerts and occasional mass political rallies. Candidate Donald Trump held a moncler sale outlet rally at the BB Center in 2016 and candidate Barack Obama held two large rallies at the Sunrise arena in 2008, then called the BankAtlantic Center, including one just a day before the election. moncler outlet store

„We thought it was very effective in getting us to voice our concerns and our pent up frustrations,” said Audrey Robillard, a teacher. She thought the students who posed questions handled themselves well.

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Stoneman Douglas junior Joshua Alcantara said on his way into the town hall that he knows change isn’t going to happen quickly. „I do hope to spread awareness. Hopefully, this will spark something.” Alcantara believes the solution is probably some combination of gun regulations and better mental health services.

moncler outlet uk Seventeen people were killed and many others wounded in a shooting at MarjoryStoneman Douglas High Schoolin Parkland, Florida, a horrific episode of school violence that ended with the arrest of a former student. moncler outlet uk

The suspect was identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been expelled from the school.

moncler sale outlet Jasmine Lozada, 17, a junior at Stoneman Douglas, said she would be happy if even some small changes are put in place. moncler sale outlet

moncler jacket sale „I just want my friends to be safe. I don’t want to see my friends dying,” she said. Lozada would have been in the building the gunman shot up, but her teacher was absent and the substitute took them to the auditorium for class. moncler jacket sale

moncler outlet jackets Many of the students attending were confident that their movement to improve school safety will succeed and were ready to forge ahead. „Some people need to open up their eyes,” said Stoneman Douglas freshman Nicholas Hernandez. „It’s pretty bad that innocent kids are dying.” moncler outlet jackets.

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