NY Daily News Trolls GOP Lawmakers For Support Of NRA After Deadly School Shooting

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On Wednesday, a tragic event unfolded at a high school in Florida, as breaking reports emerged of gunfire having been heard and fears of student and faculty having been harmed by the fire. Those fears became a terrible reality as news updates rolled in, as authorities reported that a minimum of 17 people had been killed, and scores more injured in the heartless shooting.

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The story seems to be an all too common and well-known one for Americans around the country, as gun violence has increased at near-exponential rates in recent years. With gun violence running rampant throughout the country, however, GOP lawmakers continue to illogically argue that gun laws are not at the core of the issue.

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With the news of the latest shooting taking form, the New York Daily News lashed out at Republican representatives for their unwavering support of the National Rifle Association (NRA), despite the apparent crisis that continues to worsen around the country. It has become widely known that the NRA’s support of GOP members through financial contributions is the primary factor in Congress’s inability to implement more comprehensive and regulated gun laws.

New York Daily News was quick to highlight the complicity of various GOP senators in the ongoing gun violence, especially after some lawmakers sent out tweets in regards to the Florida high school shooting. The news outlet aimed to depict that, whereas any decent human would feel sorrow for such a horrific tragedy, those with the power and authority to make a change stand idly quiet when given monetary incentives.

One by one, as each Republican senator tweeted their condolences and prayers to the families and victims involved in the massacre, New York Daily News was quick to respond to the posts, attempting to hold them accountable for their disregard of human lives for the sake of financial and political gains. As the link that is included in the various Twitter posts from the news outlets shows, a wide array of GOP lawmakers have become tight knit with not only the NRA, but an array of other gun rights groups that remain steadfast against stricter gun laws.

In addition to the aforementioned responses showcasing financial benefits to Senators Marco Rubio (R-F.L.), Rob Portman (R-O.H.), Ted Cruz (R-T.X.), Pat Toomey (R-P.A.) and others shown in the article, New York Daily News simultaneously depicted the “grades” given to the lawmakers by the NRA, which range from “A” to “F”, with A’s defined as unwavering support of NRA positions. Of the 15 Republican representatives shown in the article, 14 of them received “A” grades, Senator John McCain (R-A.Z.) receiving a “B+”, and Toomey with the lowest mark of a “C”, which still indicated support of gun lobby issues.

As gun violence and senseless massacres continue to occur as a result of lax restrictions and regulations, the thoughts and prayers of GOP lawmakers not only hold no weight, they shed light on the ongoing disregard for human life. If they truly did feel any shred of sorrow for the countless gun-related deaths that have occurred thus far, they would not sell their influence to gun lobbyists for a few measly dollars, and would get to work on comprehensive gun control solutions.

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