"It's a classic strategy right out of the playbook of a poisonous movement", he told an annual conservative conference outside Washington, hitting out at what he called "socialists" on the political left, and at the "so-called national news media".
Parents hate how much they're on their smartphones.
"The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end", he said. Legislative efforts to pass gun control measures after other mass shootings all failed because they lacked enough support. "Like here I am - take me", he said. An armed Broward County sheriff's deputy, the regular school resource officer, was on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, at the time of the shooting.
Also addressing conservatives at CPAC, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch said that "many media love mass shootings". "A gun-free zone to a maniac - because they're all cowards - a gun-free zone is, let's go in and let's attack, because bullets aren't coming back at us".
President Donald Trump, however, decided instead to return to a debunked right-wing idea for solving gun violence: more guns in schools.
Victims and individuals affected by shootings that took place in Parkland, Florida; Newtown, Connecticut; and Columbine, Colorado spoke to President Trump regarding the need for action to keep schools safe and free of any tragic fatalities caused by gun violence. He said he will tighten background checks on potential gun purchasers and raise the age at which certain guns can be bought.
Now under federal law, anyone 18 or over can buy a gun from a private, unlicensed seller, although a handful of states have set the minimum age at 21.
The NRA was an early supporter of Trump's campaign, and it remains unclear how far the president will go to cross them.
"I do not think it would be fair to expect them to be able to go from teaching mode to a security mode in just moments", he said. I think there are a lot of people who if they are - a lot of teachers who aren't now trained would be willing to get trained. He said he believed "they love our Country and will do the right thing".
That would mean weapons for around 700,000 educators, a potentially massive business opportunity for gun manufacturers. That's like here I am, take me.
In a pair of Twitter posts, Mr. Trump said he was clarifying news reports that said he wanted to arm teachers, a proposal that has been met with skepticism and rejection. They're not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns-it may be 10% or may be 40%.
One point all three legislators agreed on was that arming teachers in schools was not the best idea.
"You have teachers that are Marines. A non-starter in the Senate". Gun Owners of America, for example, wrote that doing so "would set an incredibly risky precedent which would leave to administrative bans on virtually any type of firearm".
Winter Olympics women's figure skating results
Osmond, who was third after the short program, skated to "Swan Lake" and "Black Swan" and held off Miyahara to make the podium. Medvedeva, a two-time world champion, won silver, while Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took the bronze medal.
Oklahoma in urgent need of blood donors
Almost 1,200 donors per day are needed to meet the blood needs of patients in regional hospitals, the release said. This week's winter weather blast has dealt a heavy blow to the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
Trump defies NRA on gun age limits
Wayne LaPierre , leader of the National Rifle Association, didn't directly address the issue in a speech Thursday. Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive.