Florida Legislature rejects weapons ban with massacre survivors en route to Capitol

Sheryl Acquarola a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion in the east of the House of Representatives after the representatives voted not to hear the bill banning assault rifles and large capacity

Lawmakers Call For Action After The Deadly School Shooting In Florida

The motion failed by a 36-71 vote during a legislative session that opened with a prayer for the 17 people killed by a former student last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The full resolution cites addiction, greater risk of low self-esteem and eating disorders among the dangers while noting that porn objectifies women and fuels sex trafficking.

But he was challenged Tuesday by Orlando Democrat Carlos G. Smith, who mentioned that his proposed assault rifle ban (HB 219) can't get a hearing, including in the Criminal Justice Subcommittee chaired by Spano. In Florida, legislators have sent a similar signal about selectively listening to the evidence (and the boos of people who, just last week, survived a massacre).

Following the announcement, 16-year-old junior Sheryl Acquaroli was filmed bursting into tears and covering her mouth in disbelief of the outcome. After the school shooting, Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee requested it be pulled out of committee and heard on the House floor.

"They had a chance to stop it today".

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"Spano said there's research showing a connection between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, forming and maintaining intimate relationships and deviant sexual behavior", The Associated Press reports.

"Research has found a correlation between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, difficulty forming and maintaining intimate relationships, unhealthy brain development and cognitive function, and deviant, problematic or risky sexual behavior", Republican Rep. Ross Spano told the state's House Health & Human Services Committee in January, according to Fox News.

You can have a lot of additional high-volume gunfire incidents that don't result in mass shootings - you might have incidents where more than 10 shots are fired but maybe have only one or two victims who are actually shot. "That's the goal", he said.

"If you're not with us, you're against us, and you're against saving the lives of innocent children".

The students arrived at Leon High School in Tallahassee late Tuesday. "We're fighting for the future kids that we're going to have, and that's why we're marching and that's why we're here talking to our senators and our representatives", Sofie Whitney told the crowd. This is about moving forward with everybody.

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