NRA, Lawmakers Face Mounting Criticism After Latest School Shooting

Pressure is mounting against the National Rifle Association and politicians the group supports.  A big-time Republican donor in Florida is now vowing to pull funding to any candidates or groups that don't support a ban on the sale of military-style firearms to civilians.

While survivors of the latest school shooting are planning marches, the White House has suggested President Donald Trump is open to changes to federal gun background checks.

The NRA so far is standing pat.

“They have a very solid core of support of people who support the Second Amendment who are members, and they have another even larger core of support amongst people who are not members but do support the right to keep and bear arms,” says Robert Farago, publisher of "The Truth About Guns."

And that's why Farago says the NRA still has enough support to weather this latest storm.

“While the NRA is the bad guy in the mainstream media, they are still seen as a positive influence by at least half of the population of the United States.”

Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted: “Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration. Because they didn’t want to, and now they just talk!”

Farago argues no law on the books or any new gun control proposals would have stopped last week's school shooter.

“There are tens of millions of AR-15s in America, you can't put that genie back in the bottle,” he says.  “All a spree killer needs is one firearm.  There's going to be no problem for criminals, crazies and terrorists to get ahold of an AR-15 or any other type of weapon.”

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