Florida House votes down assault weapon ban

Florida House votes down assault weapon ban

"I am here to demand change from my government", student Lorenzo Prado told the crowd. "You have the power to change this, and if you don't we will change you!" "But we're not going to stop".

"We're going to work with the school community to see what's their desire in terms of how they want to treat the rest of the school year, and we'll work with the state to make it happen", Runcie said. This is about you guys. They say they believe they have enough supporters for the measures to pass. Republican lawmakers are talking more seriously about some restrictions, but not a total ban.

Nikolas Cruz, the perpetrator behind the shooting, has been charged with killing 17 students and teachers with an AR-15 rifle. Just a short time later, Rep. Ross Spano (R) took the floor to discuss his resolution, which argues that porn leads to mental and physical illness, and calls for more research to explore the health risks.

He said he watched in disbelief Tuesday night as Florida legislators voted down a proposal to ban the purchases of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines.

Approximately 100 students, along with parent chaperones and grief counselors, made the trip to Tallahassee to meet with lawmakers on Wednesday.

It features a quote from a survivor of the recent Parkland high school mass shooting in Florida: "we're children". It has been long overdue for a change, and these students will ensure it will finally happen.

Nearly a week after 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state legislature voted 71-36 Tuesday against a measure to consider a ban on semi-automatic weapons.

"I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns", he said. He added that his administration was working hard to respond to the Florida rampage.

Trump is hosting parents, teachers and students for a "listening session" at the White House later Wednesday that will include people affected by school shootings in Parkland, Florida, Columbine, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut.

"I really think they are going to hear us out", said Chris Grady, a high school senior aboard the bus.

Florida's legislature has taken up at least two bills during its current session meant to provide broader access to guns. Documents reveal that school administrators were aware of Cruz's obsession with guns.

Scott organized three committees to look at school safety, mental health and gun safety issues.

"My school is being shot up and I am locked inside". Police were repeatedly called to his house throughout his childhood. "No longer can I walk the halls without seeing blood stains and dead bodies all because of the damage a single AR-15 rifle caused".

"The best case scenario is we move a step forward and that's all we're asking here".

The US Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday said it given a rare posthumous letter of acceptance to Peter Wang, a student killed in the shooting.

"You're our senators and you're our representatives for now". "We need to be consistent and persistent". The shooter is going to kill me.

"You're required right now to get background checks".

A report states half of the 405,000 participants in the Florida retirement plan belonged to education institutions.

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