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All In with Chris Hayes 3/12/18
Trump backs away from gun safety measures opposed by NRA

After calling out Republicans for being "petrified" of the NRA, the president retreated from NRA-opposed measures he previously endorsed. Duration: 4:18
Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 3:04PM
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I told you the age change to 21 would not fly.
Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 6:07PM
Steve Williams
I also see that Trump is afraid of The NRA in this deal.

Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 8:42PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Trump has nothing to fear from the NRA unless he were to sign such a law. He won’t ever sign such a law because such a law will never be put in front of him.
Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 8:56PM
Steve Williams
As I’ve said before Ron, you have no understanding of middle America. Raising the age for rifles is a core issue with middle America.
Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 9:01PM
Steve Williams
And the mess shootings of our school children with military style Weapons is not a core issue with middle America?

What is more important?

Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 9:24PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The age for purchasing a rifle isn’t a factor in mess shootings.
Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 9:34PM
Steve Williams
You do remember 19 years Nikolas Cruz don't you? Just in case you forgot, he is the one who the Prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty against the suspected gunman who killed 17 students and instructors at a South Florida high school last month, undermining a strategy from defense attorneys to avoid a trial that is certain to receive national attention. Steve, you do remember him don't you?

Broward County State Atty. Michael Satz filed the formal notice to seek the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and is being held without bond. Cruz, 19, is scheduled for formal arraignment Wednesday on a 34-count indictment, which includes the murder and attempted murder charges. Just in case you forgot.

That man was under 21! Age was a factor in this case.

Tuesday, March 13th 2018 at 10:09PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I disagree.
Wednesday, March 14th 2018 at 1:05AM
Steve Williams
Other cadets credited their corps training with helping to minimize the carnage at the school. But Mr. Cruz’s ties to the corps — The Associated Press reported that he had honed his shooting skills on its marksmanship team — raised troubling questions.

The Pentagon spends $370 million a year on Junior R.O.T.C. programs at about 3,400 high schools across the country, hoping to foster the next generation of military leaders. Some communities welcome Junior R.O.T.C., but in others, it meets resistance from parents and advocacy groups who say it promotes militarism among impressionable youths.


Wednesday, March 14th 2018 at 1:11AM
Steve Williams
Kyle Ramos, who was the executive officer of the JROTC battalion, said Cruz spoke about guns and knives incessantly and liked to wear military-style clothing to school. He also bragged about shooting animals for fun.

“He told me he would attack little animals with pellet guns and stuff, and I was a little weirded out by that,” said Ramos, now 20. “Like squirrels and lizards and stuff.”

Diener said Cruz sometimes missed target practice because he had detention. There was another time he remembers that Aaron Feis, a member of the school’s security staff, came to get Cruz out of JROTC class because he was in some sort of trouble. Feis, who was also an assistant football coach at the school, is among those Cruz is charged with killing.

Arsu Noorali, a former JROTC cadet at Stoneman Douglas who participated in marksmanship training, said she hopes the program doesn’t get a bad name because Cruz was in it.

“The program is about discipline, and family and love,” said Noorali, 19. “You hang out with these people, getting up at 4 a.m., and going to competitions, and they become your family.”

Cruz talked of wanting to join the Army after graduation and become an elite special forces soldier, a dream potentially derailed by his expulsion.

Noorali remembers talking to Cruz’s mother about his behavioral problems.

“She told me, ‘Look, he’s not the best of kids, I really hope this program can change him,’” she recounted. “Because it does teach you a lot of discipline. It becomes fun after a while.”

Wednesday, March 14th 2018 at 2:15AM
Steve Williams
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