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>> We the students are the catalysts for change.>> Students across the country, from LA to Columbine, Colorado to the US Capital leaving the classroom on Wednesday and taking to the streets to protest gun violence and pressure lawmakers to do something about it.>> We want a bump stock ban, we want assault weapons bans in all states, we want our Congress people to stop taking money from the NRA.
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And finally, most importantly, we want the background checks to be reinforced. We want more background checks, we want it to be really hard to get a gun.>> The walk out marking a month since 17 students were killed in the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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>> Donald Trump, NRA, come and get>> With hundreds of protesters gathered outside, the house voted 407 to 10 to pass the first major bill addressing gun violence since the Parkland shooting.>> Stop School Violence Act.>> The Stop School Violence Act authorizes federal grants for training school staff and police to better address mental health issues and other preventative measures, but it conspicuously contains no gun-related previsions.
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President Trump said he'd sign the bill, which now moves to the Senate for consideration.>> That bill now->> Already awaiting action is the Senate's own bill, which is aimed at strengthening background checks for gun buyers, it has yet to be scheduled for a debate. Neither the House nor Senate bills address many of the gun control initiatives backed by the student protesters.
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But they plan to keep the pressure on with plans for a major rally in Washington on Saturday, March 24th. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Nikolas Cruz who faces a possible death sentence for the Parkland shooting sat in silence at an arraignment as families of the victims looked on. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
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>> As far as I'm concerned.