Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless'

Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless'

"My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the awful Florida shooting".

According to the organization Everytown for Gun Safety, there have been a shooting every 2.5 days-18 school shootings-in the U.S.so far this year.

Florida Senator Bill Nelson asked CNN, "Are we coming to expect these mass shootings as a kind of routine matter?"

"Let me just note once again for my colleagues that this happens nowhere else other than the United States of America, this epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting", Murphy said. "Keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts", singer Britney Spears wrote alongside a poster reading "Pray for Parkland".

Florida Governor Rick Scott said, "There's a time to continue to have these conversations about how through law enforcement, how through mental illness funding that we make sure people are safe, and we'll continue to do that".

Shortly before the school day ended on Valentine's Day, a shooter opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"The violence has to stop", he said without mentioning any specific gun control policy proposals.

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Earlier Thursday, Trump highlighted the apparent mental instability of the gunman who allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school. This behavior led to his expulsion from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a year ago. He noted that the suspect been expelled, writing that "neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem" and obliquely warned: "Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again".

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Rob Lasky said the agency investigated a 2017 YouTube comment posted with the screen name Nikolas Cruz that said "I'm going to be a professional school shooter". Many people dead and wounded" and "Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I don't want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. For example, he gave his full support to an NRA-backed Florida law that restricted doctors from talking about gun risks with their patients. "Then do something about gun laws Mr. McCheesy Pants", a follow-up tweet stated.

One teacher went on national television to talk about recent active shooter training kicking in as she tried to keep it together and hide her students - but that it still wasn't enough.

"We don't really endorse doing the things he did", Jereb said.

Actress Reese Witherspoon said she was "heartbroken" by the attack, adding "enough is enough".

"I certainly don't think it's inappropriate, particularly if the original author of that says it should be examined", Goodlatte said during an interview on C-SPAN's Newsmakers that will air this weekend.

Lewis also said the family was not aware of any other weapons in the gun cabinet he had.

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