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He said that if he believed an assault weapons ban "would have prevented this from happening, I would have supported it".

Marco Rubio said Wednesday he would support legislation to prevent an 18-year-old from buying a rifle.

He said a system where anxious family members could move to have a person temporarily lose their gun rights would be a step he would support to prevent future massacres, and that he hopes Florida will pass a system into law. Loesch asked. "Where's the CNN town hall for Chicago?"

Rubio said, "Of course they were", and said he would support a law that takes away the ability of an 18-year-old to buy a rifle.

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Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was the most prominent Republican lawmaker to attend.

"Sen. Rubio. My daughter, running down the hallway at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was shot in the back with an assault weapon - the weapon of choice".

"I'll tell you why", Rubio said. "I still hunt with my son, but an AK-47 and an AR-15 is not for hunting - it's for killing".

At the town hall, Rubio faced Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie was murdered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week, and stood by his opposition to the assault weapons ban.

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"This is what I'm talking about in terms of prevention and making sure that people who are unsafe should not have access to firearms, without punishing law-abiding Americans who want to be able to have that same right to defend themselves", she said.

The NRA does believe there is a need to strengthen background checks, and for state and federal law enforcement to follow up on "red flags", such as social media postings as a form of prevention, she said.

"This is the eighth tragedy, the eighth tragedy, where we have seen numerous tips that have been reported and red flags", she said. In Sutherland Springs, the gunman killed 26 and was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to submit his convictions on domestic abuse charges while enlisted.

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to ME, students at dozens of USA high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida.

Loesch noted that the NRA supports banning bump stocks and promotes safety in schools with its National School Shield program that focuses on "improving school security in an effort to help prevent national tragedies at educational institutions in America".

Rubio said he does not support arming teachers and Nelson agreed saying Trump's suggestion on arming them was "a bad idea". "If they want to talk about checkpoint systems, if they want to talk about reinforcing doors, the NRA, our resources are at their disposal", she said.

"I do support the Second Amendment", Rubio replied in not answering the question directly. I don't know what their position is, on teachers being armed.

When asked about raising the age limit for purchasing firearms, Loesch defended the NRA's position.

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