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The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Trump Are Using the Same Playbook to Respond to Parkland: It was to be expected that Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), would talk about guns and the importance of the Second Amendment during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday. But LaPierre also fiercely criticized institutions like the FBI and the mainstream media — and did so using rhetoric that, at times, sounded a lot like President Donald Trump.

In recent days, Trump has notably broken with the NRA in being open to raising the legal age to purchase certain firearms. (He played down any disagreement with the NRA during an appearance Thursday, saying: “I don’t think I’ll be going up against them. I really think the NRA wants to do what’s right.”) But there are many similarities in how Trump and LaPierre are responding to last week’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., particularly in their support for arming teachers in classrooms to prevent future school shootings.

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The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Trump Are Using the Same Playbook to Respond to Parkland: It was to be expected that Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association (NRA), would talk about guns and the importance of the Second Amendment during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday. But LaPierre also fiercely criticized institutions like the FBI and the mainstream media — and did so using rhetoric that, at times, sounded a lot like President Donald Trump.In recent days, Trump has notably broken with the NRA in being open to raising the legal age to purchase certain firearms. (He played down any disagreement with the NRA during an appearance Thursday, saying: “I don’t think I’ll be going up against them. I really think the NRA wants to do what’s right.”) But there are many similarities in how Trump and LaPierre are responding to last week’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., particularly in their support for arming teachers in classrooms to prevent future school shootings.