Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles -- but say porn is dangerous - (CNN) What's more of a public health risk: assault weapons or porn? - 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 banning the sale of assault weapons. - But on the same day, it declared pornography to be a public health risk. - The decision not to consider an assault rifles ban on the state House floor outraged survivors of the massacre. - "It was just so heartbreaking to see how many (voters') names were up there, especially after it was my school," said 16-year-old Sheryl Acquaroli, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. - "It seemed almost heartless how they immediately pushed the button to say no." - About 100 survivors from the high school traveled 450 miles from Parkland to the state capital to speak to legislators Wednesday. - "We're all here because we need to strive for change, and the legislation needs to change, because we've fallen victim to lazy legislation for far too long," student Kai Koerber said. . . #blacklivesmatter #charlottesville #virginia #deandreharris #heatherheyer #donaldtrumpjr #followthemoney #robertmueller #watergate #treason #russia #putin #fuckgop #freepress #paulryan #fuckpaulryan #healthcareforall #trumpcare #impeachtrump #nowallnobannohate #fuckpaulryan #fucktrump #paulmanafort #liarinchief #russia #traitorinchief #resist #healthcareforall #fighttrump #fightracism #fightignorance
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🔊🤦🏻‍♂️ Trump: "If you had a teacher who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly, and the good thing about a suggestion like that -- and we're going to be looking at it very strongly...but the good thing is you'll have a lot of [armed] people with that." - The meeting, billed as a "listening session," was not expected to produce any immediate policies or regulations but rather lay the groundwork for possible changes in the future. - Among those attending: Six students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a former student with a history of mental illness used an assault weapon to kill 17 people and wound another 15 a week ago. They were accompanied by their parents, as well as students and parents from three Washington, D.C.-area schools. - "Tell us your stories. America is looking on," Vice President Pence told them. "We want to hear your hearts today. I encourage you to be candid and be vulnerable." - In addition, protesters from the Washington, D.C. area, gathered outside the White House Wednesday afternoon to call for more gun restrictions and chanting slogans such as, “What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!” and “Hey hey! Ho ho! The NRA has got to go!”. . . #blacklivesmatter #charlottesville #virginia #deandreharris #heatherheyer #donaldtrumpjr #followthemoney #robertmueller #watergate #treason #russia #putin #fuckgop #freepress #paulryan #fuckpaulryan #healthcareforall #trumpcare #impeachtrump #nowallnobannohate #fuckpaulryan #fucktrump #paulmanafort #liarinchief #russia #traitorinchief #resist #healthcareforall #fighttrump #fightracism #fightignorance
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Alabama State Representative Will Ainsworth says he will introduce legislation that would allow some public school teachers and administrators to carry a gun during school hours. - He says concerned educators from Marshall County reached out to him Thursday evening in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting that left 17 dead. - "They wanted to know what we could do to prevent that in Alabama," said Ainsworth. - The first term legislator says he is researching the issue. - "Our kids are literally sitting ducks. You saw the video online of kids having to hide behind desks – they were literally defenseless. That's where this came from," explained Ainsworth. - Ainsworth plans to work with lawmakers from other Alabama communities to draft this legislation. - "If a teacher, an administrator, a coach, a principal would like to be armed they can go through a training process. It's going to be a POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) process used for law enforcement and they can actually carry a firearm in the school system." - The state representative believes this could deter school shootings in Alabama. . . #blacklivesmatter #charlottesville #virginia #deandreharris #heatherheyer #donaldtrumpjr #followthemoney #robertmueller #watergate #treason #russia #putin #fuckgop #freepress #paulryan #fuckpaulryan #healthcareforall #trumpcare #impeachtrump #nowallnobannohate #fuckpaulryan #fucktrump #paulmanafort #liarinchief #russia #traitorinchief #resist #healthcareforall #fighttrump #fightracism #fightignorance
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