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Recent articles by John:

'Shame on you!' Florida shooting survivors confront lawmakers at Capitol in Tallahassee

Protesters cheered during speeches as students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, scene of last week's shooting rampage, demanded an end to gun violence. → Read More

Florida National Guard will honor JROTC students killed in Florida school shooting

Three of the 17 students and staff killed were members of Junior ROTC, and Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered that Florida Guard members attend their service. → Read More

Florida National Guard will honor JROTC students killed in Florida school shooting

Three of the 17 students and staff killed were members of Junior ROTC, and Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered that Florida Guard members attend their service. → Read More

Florida National Guard will honor JROTC students killed in Florida school shooting

Three of the 17 students and staff killed were members of Junior ROTC, and Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered that Florida Guard members attend their service. → Read More

Florida National Guard will honor JROTC students killed in Florida school shooting

Three of the 17 students and staff killed were members of Junior ROTC, and Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered that Florida Guard members attend their service. → Read More

Florida National Guard will honor JROTC students killed in Florida school shooting

Three of the 17 students and staff killed were members of Junior ROTC, and Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered that Florida Guard members attend their service. → Read More

Florida National Guard will honor JROTC students killed in Florida school shooting

Three of the 17 students and staff killed were members of Junior ROTC, and Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday ordered that Florida Guard members attend their service. → Read More

Showdown looms when Florida survivors lobby lawmakers

Busloads of students from Stoneman Douglas High School were headed for Tallahassee to make their pitch for tougher gun laws. → Read More

Video of gun owner destroying AR-15 goes viral

Semi-automatic AR-15's at Good Guys Guns & Range in Orem, Utah, on February 15, 2018. George Frey, Getty Images A heartfelt video of a gun owner who destroyed his AR-15 rifle with a circular saw "to make sure this weapon will never take a life" has gone viral, with more than 16 million views by Tuesday morning. Scott Pappalardo posted his Facebook video entitled "My drop in a very large… → Read More

Video of gun owner destroying AR-15 goes viral

"When do we make laws that say maybe a weapon like this isn't acceptable in today's society?" Scott Pappalardo said. → Read More

Florida community says final goodbyes to shooting victims

Florida community says final goodbyes to shooting victims → Read More

Florida community says final goodbyes to shooting victims

The funerals for Luke Hoyer and Alaina Petty come one day after two students and a beloved teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High were laid to rest. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More

Teen shot 5 times closing door during Florida shooting gets visit from sheriff

A fellow student says Anthony Borges 'took the initiative to just save his other classmates' during the Florida school shooting. → Read More