The state of play in the movement for gun control
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.