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‘We will not be bought by the NRA’: Furious Parkland teens say they won’t be stopped in their new war for safety

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Parkland, Florida teen Emma Gonzalez said that nothing matters anymore to her after she and her fellow students were shot at by a gunman Wednesday.

“All school majors are out the door for me right now. This is all that matters to me,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “How do I stop this in the future from happening again? That’s all I can think about right now.”

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“Thinking about what you’re going to major in college? That seems small compared to something like this,” Cooper asked.

She noted that students are frequently told that everything they do is a stepping stone to their future.

“Thinking about where we’re going to go to college, we’re the people that will make the laws one day,” she continued. “It seems small now, but we need to put forward those baby steps.”

She also specifically cited former Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) who she said announced there would be a panel discussion about decreasing gun control but that it was postponed.

“I want to make sure … that talk doesn’t ever happen,” she said of Putnam’s panel discussion. “That we do not decrease the regulations on guns, rifles of this caliber are not to be sold.”

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“There are some legislators who say the answer is more guns,” Cooper noted. “More guns in school. Teachers, even students being able to bring this weapons.”

All of the students disagreed with the idea.

“I don’t think bringing in more weapons would solve anything,” said fellow student Alexis Michael. “I think that’s creating more violence. I think we need to take it away from people in order to make a difference.”

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Isabelle Robinson said that she wants people to see the videos students took cowering in closets and praying for their lives.

“If they don’t see it, they’re going forget,” she said.

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“I really feel like people need to understand that we’ve kind of become numbers,” Gonzalez said. “Like our test scores and how many test book packets do we have to order for the AP exams and stuff. We need to stop being corporation figures. The government needs to understand and people in the government need to understand that we are not to be bought by the NRA. They’re not supposed to be listening to the NRA about our protection. They’re supposed to be listening to the people who are getting hurt about our protection. We’re the ones who deserve to be kept safe, because we were literally shot at.”

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Trump declares it was a ‘great day for the GOP’ — and is mercilessly ridiculed for his absurd claim

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President Donald Trump responded to the end of the day's impeachment hearings by saying that it was a great day for the Republican Party and for the United States. There were many people who disagreed, however.

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Every person who testified before Congress has said that Trump's obsession with Joe Biden was concerning enough to alert others. Even National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn’t believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demmings (D-FL) asked him why then he felt the need to report it if there was nothing wrong, Morrison struggled to find an answer.

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NSC aide Morrison flounders as lawmaker asks why he reported Trump’s phone call if he didn’t think it was a big deal

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At the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn't believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) asked him why he reported the call to government lawyers, he had no answer.

"You responded to a series of questions about the call and saw nothing wrong with it, yet you skipped your chain of command to go to legal counsel to find out — I guess to find out what to do, because you were concerned about the political fallout, not about anything being appropriate or wrong with the call, is that correct?" asked Demings.

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CNN legal analyst flattens Rick Santorum for ridiculous impeachment defense of Trump

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Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum was shut down on CNN for his latest defense of President Donald Trump.

Santorum was effectively arguing for people to ignore the words coming from Trump.

"Wait, this argument is insane," Carrie Cordero said. "You cannot argue that the president of the United States' words do not matter or that he's just sort of spouting off or he has his own views."

"The reality is we ignore 80 to 90% of what the president says," Santorum argued. "Look at the tweets, we ignore most of those things he tweets and say 'it's Trump being Trump.'"

Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin flattened Santorum.

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