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LEFT: A woman mourns a victim of the Parkland shooting (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) RIGHT: National Rifle Association CEO Wayne Lapierre addresses an audience (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

On February 14, 2018, a gunman using an AR-15 style semiautomatic rifle opened fire on students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people ranging from 14 to 49 years old were killed and another 17 were injured. It remains the deadliest high school shooting in American history.

On the one year anniversary of the massacre, in February 2019, the National Rifle Association, an organization that uses its massive capital to influence politicians and policies for greater relaxation of gun laws, tweeted against House Resolution 8, a bipartisan bill that would require a federal background check on all gun sales, including private transactions.

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