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Parkland Parents Form Political Action Committee

Jun 1, 2018
Originally published on May 31, 2018 7:03 pm

Some parents from the community where 17 people died in a Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school are raising money for a campaign to push the National Rifle Association out of politics and ban assault weapons, bump stocks and high-capacity magazines in the U.S.

The Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times reports Families vs Assault Rifles is a nonprofit and political action committee founded to be a counterweight to the NRA. It will target competitive federal races.

The Super PAC registered with the state and federal governments on May 18, the same day a shooting left 10 dead at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.

The parents' Super PAC is soliciting $17 donations, one dollar for each life lost in the shooting.

The group has a $10 million fundraising goal.