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Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifle

Putin shows off sniper skills firing Kalashnikov rifleRussian state television showed Putin in goggles and earphones crouching as he fired the silver rifle at the Kalashnikov company’s shooting range outside Moscow. “The target is set up practically at the maximum distance,” Rossiya 24 television reported, saying that Putin appeared to be pressing the trigger while holding his breath and between heartbeats as professional snipers are supposed to do. Putin “shot five times and hit the target more than half the time” the television channel reported.



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Waffle House Customer Hailed A Hero After Wrestling Rifle Away From Shooter

Waffle House Customer Hailed A Hero After Wrestling Rifle Away From ShooterA 29-year-old man is being hailed as a hero after he single-handedly disarmed



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Parkland Shooter's Rifle Magazines Were Etched With Swastikas: Reports

Parkland Shooter's Rifle Magazines Were Etched With Swastikas: ReportsOfficials say they found swastikas etched into the Florida high school shooter’s rifle magazines, CNN and CBS News reported. Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services investigated Cruz in 2016 after video on Snapchat showed the teen cutting his arms. During the investigation, Cruz’s mother told officials her son had drawn “hate signs,” including a Nazi symbol and the words “I hate N*****s,” on his backpack at some point, reported the Sun-Sentinel. Initial media reports of the massacre connected Cruz to the Florida-based white supremacist group Republic of Florida.



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National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby group

National Rifle Association facing backlash as corporate giants drop links with gun lobby groupA wave of companies has ended their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the gun lobby group spreads. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, companies have come under pressure on social media to sever their ties with the NRA. The NRA's five million members have, until now, enjoyed a raft of favourable deals from the NRA's corporate partners, including cut-price car hire. However Hertz and Enterprise holdings – the parent company of major car rental firms Enterprise, Alamo and National – announced the end of their co-branding memberships. First National Bank of Omaha, which offers the "Official Credit Card of the NRA" – with benefits including  five per cent cash back on petrol and sporting goods – announced it was ending the arrangement. Read more | Florida school shooting Symantec, which offered anti-virus software, has stopped offering NRA members a discount which slashed the price of its top package from $ 110 to $ 48. On Saturday, United Airlines and Delta Airlines both released statements that they would no longer offer discounts for NRA events and asked that the gun lobby remove references to them from their website. Chubb Insurance has confirmed it will no longer underwrite "NRA Carry Guard" policies, although the company took the decision three months ago. The sweeping corporate desertion of the NRA follows a social media campaign under the #BoycottNRA hashtag, which has named and shamed companies with ties to the gun lobby group. The following companies have cut ties with the NRA over the last 24 hours. – Enterprise – Wyndham – Metlife – Hertz – Best Western – First National Bank – Alamo – National – Symantec – Chubb – SIRVA #BoycottNRA The list is growing!! RETWEET to show support!!— Brian Krassenstein�� (@krassenstein) February 23, 2018 Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which was founded after the 2012 shootings in Sandy Hook, has sent letters to streaming television companies demanding they axe NRA TV from their line-ups. Such is the groundswell of anger that a number of companies which severed their links with the NRA some time ago have publicly disowned the organisation on social media. In the past the NRA has not been averse to orchestrating a boycott campaign of its own, notably in 2000, when it targeted Smith & Wesson, which had cut a deal with the Clinton administration. The gun manufacturers were accused of "caving in" after agreeing a package of measures including restrictions on sales, the introduction of locking devices and limits on clip sizes. Gun owners deserted Smith & Wesson, which suffered a 40 per cent slump in gun sales.



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Florida shooting: Man with Second Amendment tattoo destroys his AR-15 rifle in online video – 'It's a gun like this that takes away lives'

Florida shooting: Man with Second Amendment tattoo destroys his AR-15 rifle in online video - 'It's a gun like this that takes away lives'A Second Amendment supporter has posted a video in which he destroys his AR-15 rifle in response to the Florida school shooting. Scott Pappalardo said he said he could not live with the idea the child of its next owner might get hold of it and use it to hurt others. The post has been shared hundreds of thousands of times, and the video has been watched some 15 million times.



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Republican politician raffles AR-15 rifle days after Florida school shooting

Republican politician raffles AR-15 rifle days after Florida school shootingA Republican politician raffled an AR-15 rifle at a campaign fundraising event just days after a similar weapon was used to kill 17 people in a Florida high school. Parents held a vigil outside the fundraiser for Aaron Penman, a sheriff’s deputy who is running for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, to remember the 14 students and three workers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Conveying his “heartfelt sorrow” to the victims in Florida, he told Fox News the event had been “months in the planning”.



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Stocks Rise for Maker of AR-15 Rifle Used in the Florida School Shooting

Stocks Rise for Maker of AR-15 Rifle Used in the Florida School ShootingThe company's shares closed up 1.49%, netting the company an additional $ 8.8 million on the day.



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Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle teamThe troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.



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Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grantThe troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation, part of a multimillion-dollar effort by the gun group to support youth shooting clubs and other programs.



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Sen. Feinstein Introducing Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Rifle Purchases To 21

Sen. Feinstein Introducing Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Assault Rifle Purchases To 21announced Friday that she is introducing legislation to raise the minimum age to purchase rifles — including military-style assault weapons — from 18 to 21.



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