It's understandable why the CNN town hall crowd was emotional and reactionary, but it's still puzzling that so many seem willing to forfeit the right to protect themselves and leave it up to the very government that so tragically failed them in the first place. The exchanges were stunning, though Rubio is regularly subjected to what passes for a grilling in political debates and TV interviews. "She brought beauty and joy to everyone she was around", Guttenberg said. Yes, the woman who told CNN it "loves mass shootings" and that "crying white mothers are ratings gold" apparently sees herself as some sort of right-wing Mary Richards.
"Look at me and tell me".
"Look at me and tell me that guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in this school this week".
"Can you tell me you won't be accepting a single penny from the NRA?".
Student Emma Gonzalez, who has been outspoken about her opposition to semiautomatic rifles, asked Loesch what the NRA's position was on bump stocks and making it more hard to buy certain weapons. According to studies from the American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Medicine, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and more, as compiled by the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, 50 American women are shot to death by intimate partners each month on average, and 4.5 million American women alive today have been threatened with a gun by an intimate partner, with near 1 million women having been shot or shot at by an intimate partner. "It is too easy to get", Guttenberg countered, angrily. But when Guttenberg pressed Rubio for whether he would support an assault weapons ban, a "weapon of war" that was used to kill his daughter, Rubio declined.More news: TIMELINE: Two years of Nikolas Cruz warning signs
"Alright. Dana Loesch, I want to know that we will support your two children in the way that we will not - you will not".
His comments received a standing ovation.
"You're not standing up for them until you say "I want less weapons".
Cheers erupted in the crowd, a gathering in Sunrise, Fla. that included parents of victims, student survivors and other community officials from Parkland, Fla.
Then the senator tried to put Democratic Representative Ted Deutch on the spot, suggesting that surely he would not support banning every gun that can do what the AR-15 can do.More news: The reason Eden Hazard is better than Alexis Sanchez
Samantha Grady, a student who was shot twice in the assault, said "My best friend was killed right in front of me".
And he told a student that while he's traditionally been against looking at limiting the size of magazine clips, he's "reconsidering that position" after the Parkland shooting. All three politicians said they did not support arming teachers, including Rubio.
"I think that all life should be protected, that's why next week there's going to be good guys with guns that are going to be in schools protecting lives, just as there's armed security here", she said.
Though Rubio tried to side-step the question, Kasky continued his line of questioning, even at one point framing the question, "in the name of 17 people, you can not ask the NRA to keep their money out of your campaign?"
Rubio is one of the Senate's top ten recipients of NRA money, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, accepting more than $3,303,335 from the group during his political career.More news: Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June