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The NRA Encouraged People to Buy Guns for Valentine's Day. The Same Day as the Florida Shooting

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A social media post shared by the National Rifle Association encouraging people to purchase guns for their loved ones for Valentine's Day had disappeared from Twitter by Wednesday evening, as authorities dealt with the grim aftermath of the Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.
The tweet was initially posted by the gun manufacturer Kimber Firearms, and it showed matching guns lying side by side on a heart-shaped box, with the caption: “Give your significant other something they'll appreciate this Valentines Day.” That same day, tragedy unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...
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The 10 Politicians That Have Received the Most Money From the NRA

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On the heels of Wednesday's tragic school shooting in Florida, the debate over gun control is starting up again.
It's a contentious issue, and one that many feel is complicated by the heavy spending the National Rifle Association and other gun lobby groups invest in political races. And the longer some politicians have been in business, the more money they've received from the groups.
In the 2016 election, the NRA spent $11,438,118 to support Donald Trump -and another $19,756,346 to oppose Hillary Clinton. That's over $31 million spent on one presidential race.
Presidential candidates...
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As Florida Shooting Unfolded, NRA Was Promoting 'Buy Your Loved One a Gun' Twitter Post

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The National Rifle Association urged its nearly 500,000 followers to "buy your loved one a gun" on Valentine's Day as a teenager in Florida was opening fire on his former high school classmates with an AR-15 assault rifle.
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