FILE- This Feb. 20, 2018 file photo shows Demitri Hoth, right, asking for feedback from Bailey Feuerman, on a letter he is writing to legislators, as they and fellow student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, ride to Tallahassee, Fla., to talk to legislators about gun control reform. The latest mass shooting at the Florida high school has some pondering the improbable: Could this one actually bring some measure of change? (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

February 24, 2018 - 11:19 pm

Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State.

A growing number of companies have announced that they are cutting or reducing ties with the NRA. They are responding to a boycott movement on Twitter, where petitions are circulating against companies that offer discounts to NRA members.

The NRA responded in an email Saturday, calling the companies' actions "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice."

One of the survivors of the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland suggested in a tweet Saturday that vacationers boycott the state until Florida lawmakers do something about gun control.

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