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U.S. students stage protests to demand gun control after mass shooting

22 February 2018, 12:46 | Katrina Lee

Protesters laid in front of the White House holding American flags and signs that read “Am I next?”

Protesters laid in front of the White House holding American flags and signs that read “Am I next?”

"We certainly welcome that, we'd like to be part of that conversation", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on October 5, 2017. "We have to do more to protect our children".

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas school attack was the deadliest high school shooting in United States history.

This was how Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was able to kill and injure so many people late a year ago. The gunman in that incident used bump stocks that allowed him to engage his weapon's trigger faster, making it fire similar to the rate of an automatic weapon. There were no reports of a bump stock being used in the Florida school shooting.

"Although the Obama Administration repeatedly concluded that particular bump stock type devices were lawful to purchase and possess, I sought further clarification of the law restricting fully automatic machine guns", Trump said in the document.

Trump said he wants the "critical regulations" to be finalized "very soon".

Trump will host students, parents and teachers involved in the Florida shooting and massacres at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT and Columbine High School in Colorado for a listening session on Wednesday.

There have been increased calls from Democrats and activists to tighten gun-control laws in the wake of the Florida shooting.

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US President Donald Trump, a strong supporter of gun rights, plans to meet with parents, students and teachers who have been victims of gun violence, including those affected by last week's school shooting in Florida.

Many Republicans and even the powerful conservative lobby of the National Rifle Association have supported some regulatory action on bump stocks.

A 19-year-old armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle killed 17 people during Wednesday's rampage, which has reignited calls for changes in permissive United States gun laws.

"It's OK to obtain a gun, like a handgun, but not an assault rifle", she said, adding that she hoped Trump and Congress would issue laws to strengthen background checks, ban assault rifles and prevent people with mental problems from accessing guns.

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy took to Twitter to react writing quote "Sign after sign this week that we've hit a fulcrum point in this debate where politicians are, for the first time, scared on the political consequences of inaction on guns".

In a memo, he urged the department to complete their review as soon as possible and propose a rule "banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns".

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