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Gun show near site of Parkland massacre offers models of killer’s favorite gun for sale

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A gun show taking place this weekend near the site of Wednesday’s horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL is proudly offering AR-15s for sale, in spite of the weapon’s role in the lethal attack, which killed 3 adults and 14 students.

According to the New York Post‘s Laurie Mizrahi, the organizers of a gun show in Hollywood, FL see no reason not to display and sell models of the AR-15, the type of semi-automatic weapon reportedly used by Nicholas Cruz to mow down his former classmates.

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“What would not selling [the gun] have done?” said dealer Will McDough to the Post. “If he had a knife would you regulate the knife — or the person standing behind it?”

Student Emma Gonzales pointed out in her riveting speech to an anti-gun violence rally on Saturday that Cruz would not have been able to kill nearly as many of her classmates if he’d been armed with a knife.

Gun show shopper Joe Arrington, 29, told the Post, “I don’t believe that any law that they would have added would have deterred what happened.”

Gun shows are a favorite place for gun buyers and sellers to move new and used weapons, ammunition, scopes and accessories like the “bump stock” modification that enables semi-automatic guns to fire like automatic weapons. Background checks are not required at many gun shows, allowing people access to weapons they could not otherwise obtain.

The gunman who killed 59 people and injured dozens more in Las Vegas last fall used a bump stock to spray hundreds of rounds per minute. After that mass murder, a short-lived movement to ban bump stocks sprang up but was quashed by the NRA.

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Trump ridiculed for his late-night ‘OPEN THE SCHOOLS’ rant: ‘Eat your Big Mac and shut up’

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President Donald Trump demanded local school boards reopen schools during a late night tweet sent after 11 p.m. on Monday.

"OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!" Trump demanded, in all capital letters with three exclamation marks.

The president was harshly criticized for his tweet, here's some of what people were saying:

Dear Stupid,

You can't even get your own son's school to open.

They have refused.

The school where your son Barron is being educated refuses to open because it's not safe.

Now sit there, eat your Big Mac, and shut up.

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Florida Democrats ask their own candidate to withdraw his candidacy after cocaine arrest: report

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