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'President Trump, do something!' Grief turns to anger as Florida victims' relatives plead for gun control measures

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Thousands of people mourned the dead at a candlelight vigil following America's latest mass shooting, some chanting "No more guns!" and "Enough is enough!”. Many wept as the names of the 17 victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were read out in a local park. In tears Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed, told the crowd of around 8,000 people: "I sent her to school yesterday and she was supposed to be safe. My job is to protect my children. What is unfathomable is that Jaime took a bullet and is dead. "Don't tell me there is no such thing as gun violence. My girl, my 14-year-old baby....for those of you who knew my Jaime, she was the life of the party, she was the energy in the room." Parkdale, an affluent suburb north of Miami, was shattered when Nikolas Cruz, 19, unleashed an attack on Valentine's Day, having previously been expelled from the high school. Thousands gathered for an evening vigil at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida to remember those where were killed and injured in the shooting Credit: Getty He has been charged with 17 counts of murder and is on suicide watch in a nearby jail. His lawyers have said he was mentally ill and had previously sought therapy, but he was still able to legally buy an AR-15-style rifle and numerous ammunition magazines. Before the vigil began one distraught mother demanded action by the White House. Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa Alhadeff was among the dead,  screamed into the camera during an emotional plea to President Donald Trump during a live interview on CNN. She shouted: "President Trump, you say what can you do? You can do a lot! Do something! Action. We need it now. "How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How did they get through security? What security is there? The gunman, the crazy person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window to my child’s door and starts shooting, shooting her, and killing her. "This is not fair to our families and our children to go to school and have to get killed!” In a sign of the growing anger across the US, The New York Post - which has been supportive of Mr Trump - pleaded for action on its front page. In the park 17 statues of angels were placed in memory of the victims and mourners released 17 lanterns into the night sky. Others gathered and hugged around a white wooden cross. Julia Cordover, a class president at the school, read out the names of the dead, who included two members of its marching band. She said: "This is our home, and this is where we will not be intimidated by evil." Scott Israel, the local sheriff, added: "We are hurting, and hurting bad. No parent should bury their child." Marla Eveillard, age 14, grieves with friends before the start of the community prayer vigil Credit: Getty And Robert Runcie, the local schools superintendent Robert, said: "Now is the time for us to enact some common sense gun laws in this country." Signs held aloft by those in the crowd included "NRA stop killing our kids," aimed at the National Rifle Association. Anthony Rizzo, a Chicago Cubs baseball player who is the most famous alumnus of the school, gave an emotional address at the vigil. He said: "I studied in those classrooms - the same ones we saw in all those videos yesterday for all the wrong reasons. Read more | Florida school shooting "I'm a baseball player but I'm also an American. I'm a Floridian, and a Parklander for life. "While I don't have all the answers I know something has to change before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community. "This is out of control, and our country is in desperate need of change." One teenage girl who survived the massacre by hiding in a closet for two hours hit back at a conservatives who have tried to argue gun control is not the answer. Carly Novell, 17, was responding to Tomi Lahren on Twitter after the Fox News pundit dismissed the tragedy as the actions of a "lunatic", rather than a sign of a gun problem.  I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns. https://t.co/XnzhvuN1zd— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018 Miss Novell shared the tweet, saying: "I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. "This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns."

Trump's billionaire ambassador nominee had unsettling management style, women say

Added: 17.02.2018 18:18 | 0 views | 0 comments


Doug Manchester, the billionaire nominated by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the Bahamas, made a fortune as a real estate developer in San Diego while also earning a reputation for his philanthropy, conservative convictions and lavish lifestyle.
In 2011, Manchester, then 69, decided...

From: www.sun-sentinel.com

'President Trump, do something!' Grief turns to anger as Florida victims' relatives plead for gun control measures

Added: 17.02.2018 16:59 | 0 views | 0 comments


Thousands of people mourned the dead at a candlelight vigil following America's latest mass shooting, some chanting "No more guns!" and "Enough is enough!”. Many wept as the names of the 17 victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were read out in a local park. In tears Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed, told the crowd of around 8,000 people: "I sent her to school yesterday and she was supposed to be safe. My job is to protect my children. What is unfathomable is that Jaime took a bullet and is dead. "Don't tell me there is no such thing as gun violence. My girl, my 14-year-old baby....for those of you who knew my Jaime, she was the life of the party, she was the energy in the room." Parkdale, an affluent suburb north of Miami, was shattered when Nikolas Cruz, 19, unleashed an attack on Valentine's Day, having previously been expelled from the high school. Thousands gathered for an evening vigil at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida to remember those where were killed and injured in the shooting Credit: Getty He has been charged with 17 counts of murder and is on suicide watch in a nearby jail. His lawyers have said he was mentally ill and had previously sought therapy, but he was still able to legally buy an AR-15-style rifle and numerous ammunition magazines. Before the vigil began one distraught mother demanded action by the White House. Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter Alyssa Alhadeff was among the dead,  screamed into the camera during an emotional plea to President Donald Trump during a live interview on CNN. She shouted: "President Trump, you say what can you do? You can do a lot! Do something! Action. We need it now. "How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How did they get through security? What security is there? The gunman, the crazy person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window to my child’s door and starts shooting, shooting her, and killing her. "This is not fair to our families and our children to go to school and have to get killed!” In a sign of the growing anger across the US, The New York Post - which has been supportive of Mr Trump - pleaded for action on its front page. In the park 17 statues of angels were placed in memory of the victims and mourners released 17 lanterns into the night sky. Others gathered and hugged around a white wooden cross. Julia Cordover, a class president at the school, read out the names of the dead, who included two members of its marching band. She said: "This is our home, and this is where we will not be intimidated by evil." Scott Israel, the local sheriff, added: "We are hurting, and hurting bad. No parent should bury their child." Marla Eveillard, age 14, grieves with friends before the start of the community prayer vigil Credit: Getty And Robert Runcie, the local schools superintendent Robert, said: "Now is the time for us to enact some common sense gun laws in this country." Signs held aloft by those in the crowd included "NRA stop killing our kids," aimed at the National Rifle Association. Anthony Rizzo, a Chicago Cubs baseball player who is the most famous alumnus of the school, gave an emotional address at the vigil. He said: "I studied in those classrooms - the same ones we saw in all those videos yesterday for all the wrong reasons. Read more | Florida school shooting "I'm a baseball player but I'm also an American. I'm a Floridian, and a Parklander for life. "While I don't have all the answers I know something has to change before this is visited on another community, and another community, and another community. "This is out of control, and our country is in desperate need of change." One teenage girl who survived the massacre by hiding in a closet for two hours hit back at a conservatives who have tried to argue gun control is not the answer. Carly Novell, 17, was responding to Tomi Lahren on Twitter after the Fox News pundit dismissed the tragedy as the actions of a "lunatic", rather than a sign of a gun problem.  I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns. https://t.co/XnzhvuN1zd— carly (@car_nove) February 15, 2018 Miss Novell shared the tweet, saying: "I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give these disgusting people the ability to kill other human beings. "This IS about guns and this is about all the people who had their life abruptly ended because of guns."

Illinois Democratic congressman faces challenge from left

Added: 17.02.2018 12:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what’s now Illinois’ 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski’s father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress’ most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from the left flank of [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Florida high school shooting survivor skewers Tomi Lahren's tweet on gun control

Added: 17.02.2018 10:04 | 0 views | 0 comments


A Florida high school student who survived Wednesday's mass shooting spoke out about the horrifying experience in response to FOX News' Tomi Lahren's comments on gun control. Lahren, an outspoken conservative commentator, took to Twitter after the attack to voice her thoughts on the shooting, which claimed the lives of at least 17 people. "Can the Left let the families grieve for even 24 hours before they push their anti-gun and anti-gunowner agenda?" she wrote.

From: www.yahoo.com

House Speaker Ryan: Florida shooting shouldn't threaten right to own guns

Added: 17.02.2018 8:34 | 0 views | 0 comments


Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, in a round of interviews with conservative radio shows on Thursday, said the Florida school shooting that killed at least 17 people on Wednesday should not threaten citizens' rights to own guns. "I don't think that means you then roll that conversation into taking away citizens' rights - taking away a law-abiding citizen's rights.

From: www.yahoo.com

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