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Marco Rubio got his a** handed to him by teens at a town hall on gun violence.

Marco Rubio got his a** handed to him by teens at a town hall on gun violence.


Senator Marco Rubio endured a tidal wave of boos and jeers while being the sole Republican to appear at CNN's "Stand Up" town hall in Broward County, Florida on Wednesday.

The audience at the town hall was comprised largely of angry students, teachers and parents who want gun-control in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14th that left 17 people dead.

Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the school shooting, told Rubio that his his comments about the shooting "and those of your president this week have been pathetically weak."

The statement drew cheers from the crowd.

Guttenberg added, "And tell me you will work with us to do something about guns."

Rubio responded by saying shootings "cannot be solved by gun laws alone," which was met by jeers.

Student Cameron Kasky also grilled Rubio, saying, "It's hard to look at you and not look down the barrel of an AR-15 and not look at Nikolas Cruz." He then outright asked Rubio if he would stop accepting donations from the NRA.

"The positions I hold on these issues of the Second Amendment, I've held since the day I entered office in the city of West Miami as an elected official," Rubio responded. "People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment."

Ultimately, Rubio refused to say he wouldn't accept donations from the NRA.

However, Rubio did say he supported laws that would keep people 18 and under from buying guns, changing the background checks system and getting rid of bump stocks.

He also went against President Trump and said that he does not think teachers should be armed.

In 2016, Rubio received two donations of $4,950 from the NRA. Direct donations from the NRA are capped at $5,000, which is why Rubio received two separate payments.

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