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Sen. Marco Rubio Tells Students He Does Not Agree With The March For Our Lives

Sen. Marco Rubio Tells Students He Does Not Agree With The March For Our LivesOn a day when hundreds of thousands of people marched in support of the



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Marco Rubio Still Wants 18-Year-Olds To Be Able To Buy Guns

Marco Rubio Still Wants 18-Year-Olds To Be Able To Buy GunsSen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is really trying to thread that gun control needle. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill into law on Friday that enacts several restrictions on gun purchases, including a three-day waiting period for long gun purchases, an age requirement of 21 for all firearm sales and some regulation of bump stocks, the after-market accessories that make a semiautomatic rifle fire more like an automatic. Although the National Rifle Association was against the bill, Rubio supported it, which made sense considering he said he backed raising the legal age for purchasing a rifle at a town hall event hosted by CNN last month in the wake of a massacre at a Florida high school.



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Florida shooting survivor says we should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because 'they are so easy to buy'

Florida shooting survivor says we should call AR-15s ‘Marco Rubio’ because 'they are so easy to buy'A Florida high school student who survived last week's mass shooting took to social media on Friday to slam Senator Marco Rubio for accepting donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA).



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Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootings

Marco Rubio jeered at CNN town hall on school shootingsSen. Marco Rubio endorsed additional gun control legislation after questions from survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.



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'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco Rubio

'Pathetically Weak': Father Of Student Slain In Florida Excoriates Marco RubioFred Guttenberg, the father of a student killed last week in the massacre at a Florida high school, slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)



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Sen. Marco Rubio Booed At School Shooting Town Hall As He Refuses To Reject NRA Funds

Sen. Marco Rubio Booed At School Shooting Town Hall As He Refuses To Reject NRA FundsAn audience of some 7,000 people booed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) multiple times during his appearance at a town hall event Wednesday where he refused to say he’d stop accepting donations from the National Rifle Association.



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'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School Shooting

'3 Billboards In Florida' Troll Marco Rubio Over School ShootingBorrowing a scene from an Oscar-nominated film, three red billboard-sized messages have popped up in the streets of Miami and beyond to publicly flame Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)



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Three Billboards protest takes aim at Marco Rubio in call for gun control after Florida school shooting

Three Billboards protest takes aim at Marco Rubio in call for gun control after Florida school shootingCampaigners took inspiration from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to call for gun control in the wake of a school shooting that killed 17. It is the second time in a week that activists have emulated the movie after Grenfell Tower protesters carried out a similar stunt in London. The Florida placards were driven around Miami on Friday to put pressure on its Republican senator after the high school massacre this week in Florida. The signs – reading "Slaughtered in school", "And still no gun control?", "How come, Marco Rubio?" – echoed the Oscar-nominated film where a mother challenges authorities over justice for her daughter who was raped and murdered. The protest was organised by activist group Avaaz, which highlighted the campaign donations Mr Rubio has accepted from gun advocates the National Rifle Association (NRA). Marco Rubio has come under fire for his response to the Florida school shooting Credit: AP Emma Ruby-Sachs, Avaaz's deputy director, said: "The senator has taken fire across the country for his toothless response to the shooting, calling it 'inexplicable'. We call that inexcusable. "Florida has notoriously lax gun laws and Rubio, who is supported by the NRA, has never attempted to reform them. "There have been 334 mass shootings in last 12 months, and yet no new federal gun laws since 1994." The protest followed a similar one in London on Thursday which highlighted the "lack of progress" made since the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 71 people in June. The Community-led organisation, Justice4Grenfell, parades three billboards backdropped by St. Paul's Cathedral Credit: AP Meanwhile, Mr Rubio criticised the FBI after it admitted failing to investigate a tip-off last month that the shooting suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, had a "desire to kill" and had access to guns. The teenager has been charged with killing 17 people in the shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. Peers described Cruz as a troubled individual and said there had been warning signs, while police have not offered a motive but said he was previously expelled from the school. Reports, citing law enforcement officials, said Cruz legally purchased the the assault rifle in Florida in February last year having passed a background check. The massacre has once again sparked a debate over availability of firearms in the US, with the country already having seen eight school shootings that have caused death or injury this year.



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Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Report

Marco Rubio Defends Democratic Colleague Over Misleading Fox News Reportpushed back against a Fox News report that implied Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) had engaged in misconduct by texting with a lobbyist associated with a Russian billionaire last year.



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Marco Rubio Fires Chief Of Staff Over Allegations Of 'Improper Conduct'

Marco Rubio Fires Chief Of Staff Over Allegations Of 'Improper Conduct'has fired his chief of staff over allegations of “improper conduct” with a subordinate, the senator’s office announced Saturday.



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