News Exercise #225

1. Complete the opening statement: “Will the ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___,  when ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, and ___ ___ ___ ___?
2. What are “bump stocks”, as explained by the reporter?
3. How do Trump’s proposals sound to proponents of full gun control?
4. Why might even these mild measures not become a reality?
5. According to the reporter, why does it seem likely that the students won’t win?

Answers:
1. Complete the opening statement: “Will the Florida school shooting come to be seen as a landmark moment, when impotence gave way to rage, and rage led to action?

2. What are “bump stocks”, as explained by the reporter?
He said that they were the devices that turned a semi-automatic rifle into a machine gun.

3. How do Trump’s proposals sound to proponents of full gun control?
He said that they might seem like teeny-weeny baby steps.

4. Why might even these mild measures not become a reality?
The reporter said, “Any measure will have to get congressional approval, and doing that is never achieved without a fight.”

5. According to the reporter, why does it seem likely that the students won’t win?
He said if past form were a guide, there would be only one winner, and that it wouldn’t be the students.
This means that in the past, similar cases resulted in powerful groups winning over popular opinion.

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