Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz shown fighting students in 2016

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Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz shown fighting students in 2016

In Florida, as funerals continue for the 17 people killed in at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, on Wednesday, survivors of the school shooting have launched an unprecedented youth-led movement to demand gun control. "He was going to school, he had a job, he told us two weeks ago it's the happiest he's ever been", said James Snead.

The protest, which lasted for about 30 minutes, came after the mass shooting last week killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. "We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around".

An NRA spokeswoman declined to comment. "Are you kidding me?"

Trump tweeted Saturday night that it was "not acceptable" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to stop the Parkland shooting - arguing the agency was too focused on probing Russian interference in the 2016 election and should get "back to basics". His only mentions of the massacre came in tweets Saturday contending the FBI was too focused on the Russian Federation investigation to respond to warnings about the alleged shooter and mocking Democrats for failing to pass gun control. You even blamed the students. We did report him; we tried.

James Snead added: "Everything everybody seems to know, we didn't know".

The family said when Cruz moved into their home with around half a dozen guns, their only stipulation was that he keep them locked in a gun safe.

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"Any politician who is coming to just talk or just to give their thoughts and prayers, that's not needed", Udine said.

Students are also calling for anti-gun violence demonstrations in Washington and other cities March 24.

About 20 students have launched "Never Again MSD", a group that will push for changes in gun laws. After more than a day of criticism from the students, the White House said the president would hold a "listening session" with unspecified students on Wednesday and meet with state and local security officials Thursday.

Students said they did not want to cede the discussion over their lives to politicians and adult activists.

Referring to gun-control advocates, he said: "Sometimes I wish they were right, that this would fix it, but it won't".

The students appeared on multiple Sunday morning political shows to discuss their views and goals in the wake of the shooting and made clear they are going to target lawmakers up for election this year who they view as standing against their cause.

"He knows that we have a lot of work to do, not only on the gun side of this issue, but also on mental health, also on making sure law enforcement is doing a better job", Curbelo said.

Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., told CBS that he doubted anything will happen until voters force changes.

Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican and the incoming Florida Senate president, said the state Senate was preparing a package that would include raising the age to purchase any firearm to 21, creating a waiting period for purchasing any type of firearm, banning bump stocks that can allow semi-automatic guns to spray bullets quickly and creating gun-violence restraining orders.

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