USA: Tears and anger as anti-gun activists blame NRA for Florida shooting

Anti-gun activists held a vigil outside the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on Friday, to protest the killing of 17 students in an assault rifle attack in Florida's Parkland on Wednesday. People mourned for the victims of the shooting and expressed outrage at the National Rifle Association (NRA) and at what they see as its links to Republican politicians who uphold... Еще current gun laws. According to protester Linda Sperling, the NRA «funds so many politicians, Marco Rubio for instance, he has taken three million dollars from the NRA and he has the audacity this week, after 17 children were killed at school on Valentine’s Day to say that guns weren’t the problem. Guns are the problem!» A witness to a previous shooting cried «enough» to gun violence, while the friend of one of the victims yelled «I am burying my best friend next week!» Some participants also claimed Russia was funding the NRA, with one man saying: «ask yourself very simply, who benefits from Parkland? Whose advantage is Parkland? And that is a man who decided to be our enemy, Vladimir Putin. He has been funding the NRA, they’re alleged to have passed money to the Trump campaign through the NRA.» Nineteen-year-old Nicolas Cruz is accused of using a semiautomatic rifle to shoot at students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 dead. He was arrested by local police.

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