Anti-gun rhetoric heats over Florida, March demonstrations planned

 

Anti-gunners, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein, are using the Florida school shooting to push their gun control agenda. (Screen shot, YouTube, KQED)

Anti-gun-rights rhetoric is approaching molten lava temperatures as demands for “tighter gun control” are becoming a cacophony on the airwaves and social media, with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announcing plans for legislation to strip gun rights from young adults.

In her announcement, Feinstein stated:

“I plan to introduce a bill to require all firearms purchases from gun dealers be restricted to individuals who are at least 21 years old. If you can’t buy a handgun or a bottle of beer, you shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15.”

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But Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms fired back, “Someone should ask the Senator if an 18, 19 or 20 year old is not responsible enough, because of their age, to own a gun should they be allowed to vote?”

Feinstein might also be asked to explain to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps about keeping firearms out of the hands of 18-20-year-olds.

The Associated Press reported that some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where last week’s rampage claimed the lives of 17 students and staff were critical of President Donald Trump Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“You’re the president. You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us,” said 17-year-old David Hogg. “How dare you?”

When it comes to divisive language, he might need to chat with fellow classmate Emma Gonzalez, who also appeared Sunday blasting the president, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for getting support from the National Rifle Association.

“Now is the time to get on the right side of this,” she reportedly stated, “because this is not something that we are going to let sweep under the carpet.”

So, apparently, there are two sides to the issue. That much was confirmed when a third student, identified as freshman James Ciaramello, was skeptical if new gun laws could have made a difference.

“I mean, tighter gun control,” he observed, “it’s not gonna help. There’s always a way around it.”

As CFL’s Joe Newby reported, Republican Florida Congressman Francis Rooney hinted at some measures, and stated:

“Some freedoms are going to have to be given up to make sure that unstable people don’t have access to those weapons.”—Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla.

Gun control lobbying groups have wasted no time in trying to exploit the tragedy to raise money. In an email blast over the weekend, the Seattle-based Alliance for Gun Responsibility declared, “Barack Obama is completely correct: In the wake of yet another mass shooting in yet another school, it’s on each and every one of us to channel our outrage into action.

“So before we go on,” the email continued, “here’s the easiest way to do so: Click here to donate $5 or more now – every contribution matters – to help the Alliance stand up to the gun lobby and advocate for legislation that could prevent massacres like the one that just happened in Florida from ever taking place.”

Gottlieb responded to that by launching a fund-raising appeal of his own, according to the Seattle P-I.com.

Published reports say high schoolers are planning a demonstration in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, March 24.

Also, CNN is reporting that Women’s March organizers want a nationwide school walkout by students and teachers on March 14 to protest “gun violence.”

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