Feb 28, 2018

The state of play in the movement for gun control

A protestor at Florida's State Capitol.

A protestor at Florida's State Capitol. Photo: Charlotte Kesl for The Washington Post via Getty Images

"Republican leaders of the U.S. Congress said ... they would not raise the minimum age for gun buyers, in a sign that one of President Donald Trump’s proposals likely will not get far on Capitol Hill," per Reuters.

What's next: Trump will release gun and school-safety proposals later this week.

  • Happening today: Two weeks after the massacre, "Students will return to the Parkland campus at 7:40 a.m. to find police officers with heavier artillery and teachers with open arms," per the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.
  • And in 24 days, the student-organized March for Our Lives will come to Washington.

N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Sam Massell, a Democrat who was Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, on Georgia lawmakers' threat to kill a tax break for jet fuel after Delta said it was ending an NRA promotional discount:

  • “I don’t believe in blackmail, and I’m sorry to use such a dirty word, but that’s almost what it tastes like."
  • Massell, president of the Buckhead Coalition, an influential Atlanta business and civic group, "said that he feared the threat against Delta would scare away Amazon" in its quest for a second headquarters.
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