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With an eye on November, students and well-funded groups are teaming up on gun regulation

Alan Ehrlich, left, thanks Charlie Eiglarsh after he registered to vote as Ronnie Heller, right, helps Benjamin Sachs with his registration in Weston, Fla., on Friday. Foto: Photo for The Washington Post by Scott McIntyre

WESTON, Fla. - Young activists mobilized by the murder of 17 students and faculty at a high school in Florida have begun to focus their fury on bringing change in November's midterm elections.

As gun regulation efforts continue to face obstacles in Washington and state capitols, the students are appearing at candidate events, mounting voter registration drives and threatening to haunt politicians who stand in the way of their demands. And well-funded professional organizations that have long focused on curbing gun violence are rushing to find ways to harness their energy for the fall election...

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