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By Sheetal Sukhija | Sunday February 25, 2018
NRA at loggerheads with Trump after Florida school shooting
In a proposal made by the U.S. President Donald Trump after the devastating Florida school shooting, the President stands to face the ire of one of the most powerful gun-rights organizations in the country. In the aftermath of the shooting, as parents, students, teachers and several communities, not just in Florida, but also across the country staged protests and rallies calling for tighter gun control laws -  Trump signaled openness to increasing the legal age to buy a rifle to 21. However, such a law would put him at loggerheads with a group from which the President received the most gun lobbying funding of any presidential candidate ever, the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA, which opposes the policy, provided more than $30 million in donation to Trumpís presidential campaign in 2016. In February 2017, Trump signed a resolution blocking an Obama-era rule that would have prevented an estimated 75,000 people with mental disorders from buying guns. The rule was part of his predecessor, former President Barack Obamaís push to strengthen the federal background check system following the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut shooting, which was...Read more