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>> Just days after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, hundreds gathered Saturday in Fort Lauderdale to rally for stronger gun control laws. While just 40 miles away, people attended a scheduled gun show. Reuters' Katanga Johnson is at the federal courthouse where the gun control rally was held.
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>> At our federal building in Broward County, student survivors of the Parkland massacre called on lawmakers to sign legislation that bans access to firearms.>> Broward County public school superintendent was one of the many people who spoke at the rally outside the federal courthouse.>> Gun laws in this country.
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>> Ryan Dietsche is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting happened. He was among those locked in a classroom closet as the shooter stalked the hallways.>> Anger comes to mind for the fact that all this happened, but overall, I can't be angry at law enforcement, they did their job.
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I can't be angry at the school, they did their job. All we could have done is made sure that someone like that wasn't able to get that weapon.>> But over at the gun show, people said firearms shouldn't be blamed.>> I don't think it's the gun's fault.
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I think a lot of agencies didn't do their job.>> This isn't the first time and unfortunately, it's not gonna be the last time.>> On Wednesday, 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student who was expelled, allegedly shot up the school that's located in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland.
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Cruz is charged with 17 counts of murder. And police say he was armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle and had multiple magazines of ammunition. Cruz legally purchased the murder weapon from a licensed dealer in Coral Springs, Florida, according to authorities. The FBI has come under intense criticism after it said on Friday that it failed to act on a warning about Cruz that was called into a tip line more than a month earlier.
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>> Our entire nation->> President Donald Trump and some lawmakers say mental illness prompted the Valentine's Day slaughter. But people at Saturday's rally say they want more done to make it harder to buy a gun, fueling the long-running US debate over gun control.