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    #GunReformNow: Florida School Shooting Causes Twitter to Erupt in Debate

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    School Shooting in Parkland, Florida Kills 17 (22)
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    Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at a high school in south Florida has brought gun control advocates out in droves on social media to once again make their case for stricter gun control, leading their ideological opponents to argue that gun control measures in and of themselves were not the issue.

    The Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida caused the deaths of at least 17 staff and students, wounding over a dozen more. Nineteen-year-old shooter suspect Nikolas Cruz, believed to be associated with a local white supremacist group, walked into the school with an AR-15 assault rifleand opened fire, killing and injuring scores of people before being taken into custody.

    Angry Twitter users, tired of the spate of gun violence plaguing their country, used the #GunReformNow hashtag to try to press lawmakers into action, some even offering some very specific solutions.

    A user named Simar posted a series of photos and descriptions of some of the teens slain in Wednesday's violence to bring the heartbreaking tragedy into perspective.

    Not everyone was on the same wavelength, however, with some pro-Second Amendment Twitter users arguing that gun control was not the answer.

    Others simply felt embarrassed over gun violence plaguing the US, and lawmakers' seeming refusal to do anything about it.

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