Various assault rifles and handguns sit on display at the 132nd Annual National Rifle Association Meeting in Orlando, Florida, U.S. on April 27, 2003. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo
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The National Rifle Association has given more than $7 million in grants to hundreds of U.S. schools in recent years, according to an Associated Press analysis, but few have shown any indication that they'll follow the lead of businesses that are cutting ties with the group following last month's massacre at a Florida high school.Florida's Broward County school district is believed to be the first to stop accepting NRA money after a gunman killed 17 people at one of its schools Feb. 14 . Denver Public Schools followed Thursday, saying it will turn down several NRA grants that were to be awarded this year. In Massachusetts, for example, known for its strict gun laws, no schools have received NRA grants since 2010, tax records show.By contrast, parent Jana Cox in Louisiana's Caddo Parish says few in the area would have a problem with the $24,000 in NRA grants that have gone to school JROTC programs.Without NRA grants, some programs would struggle to stay afloat, officials say.Lt. Colonel Ralph Ingles, head of the JROTC program at Albuquerque schools, says the Florida shooting has sparked a conversation about NRA grants, but he doesn't anticipate cutting ties anytime soon.
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