Students Become Emotional At Florida Capitol As Lawmakers Refuse Assault Weapons Ban

Students Become Emotional At Florida Capitol As Lawmakers Refuse Assault Weapons Ban

Students Become Emotional At Florida Capitol As Lawmakers Refuse Assault Weapons Ban

Smith tweeted another message after the House, led by Republicans, voted down a proposal to effectively table the discussion of criteria for possessing assault weapons in the state.

Nearly all 71 lawmakers who voted against considering the measure have an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association.

Students, including some survivors of last week's Parkland, Florida school shooting, in which 17 students and faculty members were killed by a 19-year old with an assault rifle were present or en route as lawmakers took up both bills.

Florida House Bill 219 would largely ban the future sale of assault weapons in the state, with exceptions made for law enforcement and military personnel.

The state's House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday which states there needs to be more education, research and policy changes "to protect Floridans, especially teenagers, from pornography".

In the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Florida Lawmakers have picked a political target.


McDonald isn't trying to be the grim reaper at a moment of great trauma for students who experienced a mass shooting.

But on the same day, it declared pornography to be a public health risk. While they're rightfully frustrated that the adults in charge don't seem to care enough to even have a debate about measures to make them safer in school, they're taking to social media to make it clear that there's no way they're heading home yet.

House Democrats in committees and on the floor have said the bill is a waste of the Legislature's time and that more important bills and topics need to be heard.

According to CNN, "almost all 71 lawmakers who voted against considering a assault rifle ban have an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association". "If you want to change the world start by voting".

Also on Tuesday, an aide to Republican state Rep. Shawn Harrison was sacked over controversial comments about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. This was a chance for lawmakers to take action, to do something right now to show kids and parents that children's lives, and the lives of the faculty and staff in schools, matter.

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