Marco Rubio, Dana Loesch Face Hostile Pro-Gun Control Crowd At CNN Town Hall

Republican Senator Marco Rubio and National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch were grilled on gun rights at an arena of 7,000 grieving Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, alumni, and parents on Wednesday for CNN’s Town Hall event.

The crowd angrily booed Rubi and Loesch all night. The event took place in Broward County, one of the bluest counties in the country. Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump here 66%-31%.

CNN also hosted Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Ted Deutch, and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. All three are Democrats.

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Rubio, who was asked tough questions from grieving fathers and mothers, endorsed raising the age to purchase a rifle to 21, opposed arming teachers, and expressed openness to banning high-capacity magazines.

In one key moment of the debate, Senator Rubio defended his opposition to a so-called “assault” weapons ban.

In another big moment, talk show host Dana Loesch invoked the story of Kimberly Corban, which surprisingly drew boos from the crowd.

The biggest story of the night was when Dana Loesch grilled Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who supports gun control, about the indisputable fact that “Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the family home of shooter Nikolas Cruz 39 times since 2010.”

Kudos to Rubio and Loesch for being brave enough to answer tough questions from a pro-gun control, grieving community.

 

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