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How much money Trump received from the National Rifle Association for Florida gun shooting?
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According to sources a survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, as several thousand rallied in Florida to demand urgent action on gun control. Meanwhile three days after a troubled teen armed with an assault rifle killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 18 year old Emma Gonzalez delivered a fiery address to a crowd of students, parents and residents in nearby Ft. Lauderdale.
She thundered "To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you!" assailing Trump over the multi-million dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby. The crowd chanted in turn "Shame on you!" Moreover she said "We are going to be the last mass shooting. We are going to change the law," slamming the fact 19 year old gunman Nikolas Cruz was able to legally buy a semi-automatic firearm despite a history of troubling and violent behavior.
Meanwhile the young woman's powerful address immediately went viral, with her name a top trending topic on Twitter. Sources have stated that immediately Trump tweeted a day after the massacre that neighbors and fellow students had failed to flag Cruz to the authorities. Furthermore Cruz later passed a background check, allowing him in February 2017 to buy the AR-15 rifle used in the massacre.