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Can a travel boycott force Florida to toughen gun control laws?

Student David Hogg speaks to the media as he returns to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.
Student David Hogg speaks to the media as he returns to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. –Joe Cavaretta / South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

As classes resume at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., this week after a shooting there left 17 dead, travel experts are carefully watching for a potential dip in the state’s tourism industry.

David Hogg, a 17-year-old survivor of the shooting, is calling on college students across the country to boycott Florida as a spring break destination in an attempt to force the hand of legislators to enact tougher gun control laws.

“Let’s make a deal DO NOT come to Florida for spring break unless gun legislation is passed. These politions (sic) won’t listen to us so maybe the’ll (sic) listen to the billion dollar tourism industry in FL,’’ Hogg posted to his Twitter account, which now has nearly 400,000 followers. The tweet has so far garnered 170,000 likes.

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