Florida Lawmakers Vote Down Attempt to Ban Rifles

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People all over the country were hoping that last week's tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida would have a silver lining and lead to stricter gun laws. Survivors of the shooting publicly begged for gun control and even organized a national march for awareness in the days following the tragedy.

Unfortunately, on Tuesday afternoon, legislators in Florida voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles like the one used by Nikolas Cruz to murder 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

As students from Douglas sat in attendance, the Florida House voted down the motion 36-71. In other words, it wasn't even close. This vote effectively ends any chance of the measure seeing any movement until the end of the legislative session on March 9.

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