The Democratic governors for northeastern states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island said they would co-operate to seize and trace illegal guns and prevent dangerous people from making legal purchases.
"How about Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bill De Blasio, Andrew Cuomo, Cory Booker, Chris Murphy, and Keith Ellison?" "Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association", a spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "Socialism feeds off of manipulated victims".
He added: "If these so-called European socialists take over the House and the Senate and god forbid they win the White House again our American freedoms will be lost forever, and the first to go will be the second amendment to the US constitution".
LaPierre's CPAC speech was laced with scorn for progressive groups, the Democratic Party, college professors teaching The Communist Manifesto and enough red meat to feed a reunion of the John Birch Society.
Teenagers who hid in closets and ran for their lives quickly responded to the shooting by calling for increased gun control, becoming animated with furious activism unseen after previous mass shootings at schools and other public venues.
Separately, the world's largest asset manager BlackRock Inc which holds stakes in gun makers Sturm Ruger & Company Inc and American Outdoor Brands Corp, said it would speak with weapons makers and distributors to understand their response to the shooting. "For years, we have supported keeping guns out of the hands of people with mental illness when we couldn't get anything else".
In Florida, Republican Sen.
But more laws do not stop crime, he insisted, and the NRA is working on contributing "real solutions" to the "very real problem" of school violence, LaPierre said.
"Many in legacy media love mass shootings", spokeswoman Dana Loesch said at CPAC.
Pushing the same agenda on school security as Donald Trump, he claimed schools were "wide open targets". According to the company's website, those benefits included "everyday savings", "bonus savings", and "premier travel perks". "If they truly cared, what they would do is they would protect them". Trump has emphasized the idea of arming some teachers as a way to deter future attacks, an idea that was criticized by some law enforcement officers and the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers lobby.
"Their goal is to eliminate the second amendment and our firearms freedoms, so they can eradicate all individual freedoms", he said.
Behind the NRA is a gun industry.
Still, Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla, said the president has a "unique ability right now to maybe really do something about these school shootings" because, at least in some districts, "nobody is more popular", including the NRA.
NRA officials also accused Democrats and media outlets of exploiting the Florida shooting.
"What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding - think about that", LaPierre said. Authorities say he was armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 assault-style rifle that he had purchased legally last year.
As of Friday morning, the NRA no longer listed Enterprise, Alamo or National among the rental companies that give it members discounts.