President Doesn’t Seem To Have His Mind Made Up About Violent Media’s Link To Gun Violence
President Donald Trump hosted a "lively" conversation on the topic, but he reportedly seemed more on a fact-finding mission than anything else. Advocates weren't hopeful any productive action would come from the listening session. Meanwhile, in Florida gun legislation is sitting on Gov. Rick Scott's desk but he hasn't indicated whether he plans to sign it.
The New York Times:
Trump Draws ‘Lively’ Opinions On Video Game Violence But Shrouds His Own
President Trump on Thursday began the next leg of a listening tour he promised after last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., eliciting heated opinions at the White House from critics of violent video games and from game makers who reject any connection to mass shootings, but offering no concrete views of his own. In broaching the subject after a mass school shooting, Mr. Trump was traveling a path well worn by his predecessors going back for decades. But his approach was all his own. (Rogers, 3/8)
The Associated Press:
School Shooting Calls Released; Gun Bill On Governor’s Desk
In a newly released recording from the day of a deadly Florida school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl tell a 911 dispatcher their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door’s glass was shot out. Later, the student texts that police have arrived. After getting the rest of the message, the mother raises her voice, “Three shot in her room. Oh my God. Oh my God.” As a gun-control bill sits on the governor’s desk, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office released 12 minutes of radio transmissions from its deputies and a neighboring police agency highlighting the chaos during the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. That material also included 10 of the 81 recordings of frantic calls by students and parents to a 911 center. (Farrington and Fineout, 3/9)