Issues, Politics, States

Florida Senate Rejects Assault Weapons Ban

Florida has become the new hotbed for the gun control debate after the shooting that left 17 people dead in Parkland.

And last week that fight just escalated after the state’s Senate voted narrowly to kill a bill that would ban assault weapons.

Instead, senators voted in favor of a measure that would arm teachers in the classroom.

The bill does, however, also throw a bone to the rabid, foaming at the mouth activist by increasing the age to purchase a rifle or shotgun to 21 and bans bump stocks.

Of course, those regulations are more public relations than anything else since they only address one of the several mass shootings in recent years.

But the left doesn’t care much for logic.

Here’s more from Yahoo…

The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb. 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland.

The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate’s 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.

The full bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is expected to pass the state Senate on Monday, then go to the Florida House.

After the Senate rejected the ban, Stoneman Douglas student Jaclyn Corin tweeted, “This breaks my heart, but we will NOT let this ruin our movement. This is for the kids.”

Fellow classmate David Hogg, who has become one of the school’s leading activists on gun safety, tweeted, “Elections are going to be fun!”

Also, an amendment to remove a provision to train and arm some teachers failed.


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