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Four hours from the Florida high school where 17 people were shot and killed, hundreds of people gathered in a park to rally against gun violence and call for stricter gun laws.
People lit candles in memory of the Parkland victims at the demonstration Saturday night in St. Petersburg, on Florida’s Gulf Coast. They called for legislative action on the state and federal level to end gun violence.
It comes as thousands of students, parents, teachers and neighbors held signs and pushed for gun control legislation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
A candidate for a Maryland House seat has pledged to hold a campaign fundraiser that includes raffling off an AR 15 assault rifle, the same type used in the Florida school shooting this week.
Friday that Aaron Penman, a Republican, said he still planned to hold the Saturday night event despite fielding criticism.
The Facebook page for the event says all gun winners must complete state and federal background checks.
Dozens of people posted negative comments on Penman’s Facebook page, citing the shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.
Penman, who is a sheriff’s deputy,
said canceling the event would be an infringement on the Second Amendment.
President Donald Trump spoke by phone with local officials about the Florida school shooting, offering condolences and support.
The White House says in a statement that Trump called Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky on Saturday and thanked her for her leadership and dedication to her city and its residents.
The president also spoke with Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine about the need to keep helping victims, their families and others traumatized by the shooting.
In a call, Trump praised Ty Thompson, principal of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for his resolve in the face of danger to help students reach safety and his commitment to helping the community recover.
Protesters held signs and urged for change to gun laws in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after 17 people were shot and killed at a high school some 25 miles away.
Thousands of students, parents, teachers and neighbors chanted, “Vote them out!” Saturday as they pushed for gun control legislation.
The rally gave a political outlet to the growing feelings of rage and mourning sparked by the carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday.