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Everytown seizes on Florida shooting, launches action plan

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People gather for a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Photo: Matt McClain / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group backed by Mike Bloomberg, is launching a five-point action plan in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in southern Florida, hoping to capitalize on the outrage of voters ahead of the midterm elections.

Why it matters: This issue will be one of the most hotly contested topics in 2018, with Democrats looking to use gun control to target members of Congress in vulnerable states and districts. According to Politico, Everytown received $750,000 in online donations within 24 hours of Wednesday's shooting at a Florida high school.