Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he legally purchased from a licensed gun dealer previous year, when he was 18.
"Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this, we call BS", Gonzalez said. He added that his administration was working hard to respond to the Florida rampage.
Kionne McGhee of Miami invoked the shooting in asking that HB 219 - which would bans AR-15 rifles and other assault weapons and large capacity magazines - be moved from committee to the House floor for questions, debate and a vote.
Mourners hold flowers during the funeral for Peter Wang at Kraeer Funeral Home in Parkland, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.
"This isn t about the GOP", he said, referring to the Republican Party.
Scott met with leaders from workgroups focused on education, law enforcement and mental health, seeking input for legislation he said intends to present to lawmakers on Friday, two weeks before the scheduled March 9 end of the legislative session.
"No one in the world with the slightest little hint of a soul isn't moved by this tragedy", Republican strategist Rick Wilson said. "Because our elected officials certainly won't", said Florida school shooting survivor David Hogg. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she was in favor of openness whenever possible. And we are going to do something if they don't do anything. Marco Rubio embraced a Democratic bill in the Florida Legislature to allow courts to temporarily prevent people from having guns if they are determined to be a threat to themselves or others.
"At this point, I don't even know if the adults in power who are funded by the NRA, I don't think we need them anymore, because they are going to be gone by the midterm election", Gonzalez said on "Face the Nation" on CBS.
Using the hashtag #NationalSchoolWalkout, students are aiming to raise awareness and to ultimately unify all high school students across the country to combat gun violence and force Congress to make a legislative change.
The year before, Florida's Department of Children and Families had opened an inquiry into Cruz after he was reported to have been cutting himself, but the case was closed in November of that year with the finding that he was receiving sufficient support, the agency said. Instead, it was in part "the fault of the people who let him buy the guns in the first place". The guns have changed but our laws have not. The students who are dead, the students still in the hospital, the student now suffering PTSD, the students who had panic attacks during the vigil because the helicopters would not leave us alone, hovering over the school for 24 hours a day.
Levario did call the incident in Florida a "gun issue". The caller was concerned Cruz could attack a school. Police also were repeatedly called to his house throughout his childhood.
Grady said he's ready to work as much as it takes to keep the gun-control movement's momentum going until he ships out.
Trump announced Tuesday that he signed a memorandum ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to craft regulations to ban "bump stocks" and other devices that turn semi-automatic firearms into automatic weapons. The chamber will also look at a proposal to deputize a teacher or someone else at school so they are authorized to have a gun. We will not be defined as the school with the third deadliest school shooting in America. "I would love for you to hear my opinions on gun control in person. - a survivor", Chadwick wrote.