President Heading to Florida to Console Shooting Victims and Their Families


I grieve with the families in Parkland today.

Trump was already set to leave Friday for a weekend at his Palm Beach resort.

Investigators provided a live update on the investigation into Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, ahead of scheduled remarks by President Donald Trump.

After the Las Vegas shooting in October when 59 people were killed by a gunman, President Trump said it wasn't the right time to talk about gun control. President Trump didn't mention gun laws once in his speech today-but he did vow that, later this month, he'd meet with state governors and attorney generals to "tackle the hard issue of mental health" in an effort to make schools safer.

The country made sweeping gun control measures after a man killed 35 people with a semi-automatic weapon in a popular tourist area of Port Arthur, in Tasmania.

"We work closely with our partners in law enforcement to investigate and assess threats to our school community", Lowder said.

"What will it take for this body to finally grapple with this issue?" said Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

The latest shooting in Florida has left at least 17 people dead.

Trump's tweet did not elaborate on his plans.

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) called for the passage of "popular, sensible #GunSafety policies so we can reduce gun violence and save lives". I also spoke with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. That is a flawless example of the common sense you told us you were going to bring to the White House. Last year, he signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule created to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people.

But while he does express momentary sympathy and empathy, the usually passionate president-who benefited from more money spent by the NRA to support his campaign than any other presidential candidate in history-is uncharacteristically calm on the issue of school shootings.

The United States has once again been forced to confront its deadly distinction as the world's only developed country to be plagued by mass school shootings.

Following the fatal Florida school shooting, a chorus of Democratic legislators expressed their sympathies and also called for Congressional action. Eight out of 10 Americans agree that a teenager shouldn't have an AR-15.

As America reacts to another mass shooting in a school, there has been the usual rush to offer "thoughts and prayers".

Trump tweeted Thursday about the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

The 19-year-old suspect is facing 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Kimmel then began to get emotional as he recounted just how many school shootings have taken place in the USA this year, (which according to the gun safety advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety is 18 so far - and we're in February). Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem.