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“The fact that we even have to clarify this is proof of how democracy continues to be fractured by people who manipulate and fabricate the truth,” said Phillip Picardi, chief content officer for Teen Vogue.
"This is their moment," said Oprah Winfrey. "They are the new young warriors of the light."
"Don't forget, these kids are going to be voting soon. This is really a wave of sea change that we are witnessing," said Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Students from more than 3,000 schools and groups joined the walkouts, many with the backing of their school districts, according to the event's organizers.
A makeshift memorial made up of 7,000 pairs of shoes will take shape on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.
The NRA argued that the bill signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday is invalid under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
The lawsuit would be the first for the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate's 15 Democrats in support of the proposal.
Kroger becomes the third major U.S. retailer to set restrictions that are tougher than government regulations.
Walmart said that "in light of recent events" it was raising the age for purchasers of firearms and ammunition to 21 from 18.
"I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA," Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Republican, wrote on Twitter.
The deputy's failure to enter the school during the shooting has added to criticism of law enforcement officials over warnings that accused shooter Nikolas Cruz posed a threat.
The second-deadliest shooting at a U.S. public school has revived the long-running national debate over gun rights and brought the NRA back under renewed scrutiny.
More than 40 universities, including Yale, Brown, Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have issued statements supporting prospective scholars who may heed the calls of the Parkland survivors and risk school disciplinary action by joining protests.
The students' movement is forcing donors to cut funding to the NRA and pressuring lawmakers to stop taking money from the politically influential gun rights group.
Two weeks before a gunman fatally shot 17 people at a Florida high school, Bill Lee, the president of the state's school administrators association, warned that Florida's schools were vulnerable to just such an attack.
The hashtag #BoycottNRA was the number one trending topic on Twitter on Friday morning.
"What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of Building 12, take up a position and he never went in," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
The NRA’s agenda has always involved racism — here’s where they miss the mark about Chicago and sanctuary cities.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer condemned LaPierre's comments and said the NRA was "once again spewing pathetic, out of touch ideas, blaming everything but guns."
"If we had stricter gun control, we would not have lost 17 lives," Florence Yared, a survivor of the Florida shooting, told reporters after meeting with state lawmakers.
The Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives has rebuffed a bid to bring up a bill to block sales of assault-style rifles in the state.