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Florida / School Shooting / Trump & Guns / Mast Interview #1121312

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The question of bravery in the school shooting at the school in Parkland, Florida, as with student Maddy Wilford†† who thanked fire dept. Lt. Laz Ojeda†† for saving her life after she was wounded introduced; details given about President Trump's stances on guns. [TRUMP - says there is nothing to be afraid of with the NRA, how they are doing what they think is right, but we may have to fight them.] The issue of raising the age for buying a gun & the issue of arming teachers introduced. [Last Wednesday, Thursday, TRUMP - says we will look at age of purchase & the NRA will back it.] [TRUMP - talks about arming highly trained teachers with talent; states he would have run in there even without a weapon.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Reports that Trump seems to be backing away from raising the age to buy assault weapons & the NRA argument for assault rifles & that the White House will do something about guns discussed. [In response for reporter's question, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - expresses what Trump said about helping out if he were there: that he would take courageous action.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The view in Congress about various gun control issues, including background checks, in the House political debate, but how nothing will likely happen discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Brian Mast about guns. [MAST - offers views on how Trump should show America that we are not purchased by lobbies with the NRA represented, his own changing view on assault weapons after Parkland, what he would says to the president about the 2ialsialspurchase of firearms system, what he is hearing from Republican colleagues.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim;
Mattingly, Phil

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