Monday, 19 March, 2018

Florida legislators reject motion on bill to ban assault rifles

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida
Melissa Porter | 22 February, 2018, 00:51

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Students, many of whom have grown up in a world where they regularly train for the possibility of being targeted by a shooter on the loose, teachers and gun safety advocates are due to gather in Tallahassee today to demand that state lawmakers enact a ban on the sale of assault weapons in Florida.

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have begun their 400-mile trip to the state's capital to pressure lawmakers on gun control.

Minoff told CNN he had two classes with suspect Nikolas Cruz, and he shared that Cruz had been expelled from multiple private schools and called him "very quiet and odd".

One group met with Attorney General Pam Bondi behind closed doors to talk about mental health issues and later joined other students in a question and answer session with Senate President Joe Negron and Senators Rob Bradley and Bill Galvano.

"These events are now so familiar that we basically automatically know how each side will play out", Oliver said. "It's raw and it's there". They told the 500 students and parents waiting for them that they are fighting to protect all students. "So, for us, it's our job to be strong for them and speak for their kids who were victims in all of this".

"We have to go to them and show them how loud our voices can get".

"We just want to show our support for the families going through this terrible tragedy, and we need to do something". "I believe it's wrong that there are so many ways to get an automatic gun in under 10 minutes". Republican representatives are talking more seriously about some restrictions, but not a total ban.

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. But she traveled to Florida's Capitol because she wants to change the minds of Republicans who support the NRA.

Last week's massacre, the second deadliest shooting at a public school in us history, has inflamed a national debate about gun rights and prompted young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and across the United States to demand stricter firearms controls. "A change is going to happen".