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Parkland survivors reveal anti-gun violence plan

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Published on August 21, 2019 - Duration: 01:47s

Parkland survivors reveal anti-gun violence plan

Survivors of the Florida school shooting have their own plan to curb gun violence, while U.S. President Donald Trump says he's going after background check loopholes.

Nathan Frandino has more.

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Parkland survivors reveal anti-gun violence plan

UPSOUND: "We demand a change.

We demand a change." Survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, who started the national "March for Our Lives" campaign, are rolling out their own plan to curb gun violence.

The group's leaders released a sweeping proposal on Wednesday that includes banning assault-style rifles, declaring gun violence a national emergency, and starting a national gun buy-back and disposal program.

The plan comes weeks after the back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio that killed 31 people.

Those shootings prompted President Donald Trump to consider supporting stronger background checks for gun buyers, a position he had backed away from in recent days.

On Wednesday, Trump defended himself against accusations from Democrats that he was bowing to pressure from the NRA.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "We have background checks but there are loopholes in the background checks.

And that's what I spoke to the NRA about yesterday.

They want to get rid of the loopholes as well as I do.

At the same time, I don't want to take away people's Second Amendment rights." Trump gave similar signs of support for gun measures in the aftermath of the Parkland massacre, which killed 17 people, but he never followed through.

On Wednesday, the NRA quickly condemned the Parkland students' proposal as an attack on the Second Amendment.

Their plan would create a federal system of gun licensing requiring background checks and annual renewals.

In the wake of the recent massacres, Democrats are pushing for universal background checks and a limit on the size of gun magazines ...but Republicans have shown little interest in those ideas.

Instead, they've proposed incentives for states to pass so-called red flag laws, aimed at taking guns from people deemed to be dangerous.

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