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>> One week after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, survivors are marching on the state's capital in Tallahassee Wednesday. Part of a growing student led push for tougher gun laws. But their ultimate aim is change in Washington. Then after years of inaction on guns, reporter Andy Sullivan says this time might be different.
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>> Now we've got the students who were actually involved in the shooting, the people who were in those classrooms hiding under the desks, they're speaking out. That certainly lends another voice, a new level of moral authority if you will. So all of a sudden, you're starting to see some new openness on the part of the White House to take another look at how we handle guns.
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And you're already seeing President Trump starting to say that he's open to some restrictions on gun ownership that perhaps you wouldn't normally from a Republican president. He's moved to outlaw bump stocks, those devices that were used in the Las Vegas shooting which can turn a semi automatic weapon effectively in to an automatic weapon.
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>> I signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns.>> The White House also isn't ruling out other options that typically Republicans say are just off the table. Perhaps raising the purchase age for people who buy these rifles.
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Right now you have to be 21 to buy a pistol or a hand gun. But you only have to be 18 to buy a shot gun, rifle, or a assault rifle, that might change as well.>> Mr McCain.>> Meanwhile in Congress the focus now is on background checks
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>> The only thing that is advanced in Congress so far this year is a relatively non controversial measure that would strengthen the national background check system. It passed the house in December, this was proposed after the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting. The man who allegedly perpetrated that had a criminal record in the Air Force.
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The Air Force did not report it to the background check system. Nobody seems to object to this. Even the NRA says they're for it.>> The rules are suspended.>> There's this other idea that gun control groups say could have prevented the shooting in Florida last week. It's called Red Flag legislation, it's in place in five states right now.
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The idea being that if you're a family member and you see somebody who's clearly going off the rails, you can have the police come and take their guns away from them temporarily until they get their wits back about them. Those bills have been introduced in Congress, but they haven't gone anywhere.
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We'll see if Congress takes them up when they return next week.