The National Rifle Association has accepted CNN’s invitation to appear in its Wednesday town hall hosted by anchor Jake Tapper, Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action. It airs at 9pm.
The NRA will send national spokesperson and frequent cable news pundit Dana Loesch to represent their interests during the town hall event.
In addition to community members and students, state Representative Ted Deutch and Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel have also agreed to participate.
Both President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down CNN’s invitations to participate.
“With only two weeks left of our annual legislative session, Governor Rick Scott will be in Tallahassee meeting with state leaders to work on ways to keep Florida students safe, including school safety improvements and keeping guns away from individuals struggling with mental illness,” a spokesperson for the governor told CNN.