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Florida / School Shooting / Town Hall / Murphy, Whitney Interviews #1121154

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy about the issue of gun control in light of the shooting at the high school in Parkland, Florida. [Last week, MURPHY - talks about the epidemic of mass shootings that only happens in the US because of our inaction.] [Now, MURPHY - speaks about the anti-gun violence movement, the "insane idea" of arming teachers, which is a creation of the gun lobby, the issue of gun background checks, the issue of raising the age for gun ownership, how Congress is "owned" by the NRA.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A tweet from former First Lady Michelle Obama about gun reform quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: David Axelrod) The prospects for actual gun legislation with bill failure after Newtown, President Trump's rhetoric today at the White House, what the president could do, but there is the political calculus discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The speech at the state capital by student Sophie Whitney introduced. [WHITNEY - says we are going to make a change: help us for our fallen 17.] [In live interview, Never Again MSD co-founder, WHITNEY - talks about meeting with Florida Governor Rick Scott, what was discussed, the prospects for a Florida bill, her reaction to the protests.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Sunrise: Alisyn Camarota) The turnout for the town hall discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Axelrod, David;
Camarota, Alisyn

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