Florida shooting: Students take out march, urge lawmakers to ban assault rifles


A Miami Herald survey of state lawmakers found that few Republicans were planning to budge on the topic, though some said they might consider other restrictions that make it harder for troubled young people to get guns.

Last year, Loesch, a conservative radio host, appeared in a controversial NRA commercial calling on its members to "fight" those on the left who oppose pro-gun laws.

"Our entire lifetime has been the lifetime of school shootings in America", said 18-year old Leo from Marietta, Ga., who was interviewed by Buzzfeed News at the Tallahassee rally. Students from the massacre were in attendance during the vote and spoke out about the outcome.

"I ask that you keep this bill and the conversation about the solution to combat mass shootings alive", McGhee declared.

Sen. Dennis Baxley, an Ocala Republican who is sponsoring the bill about guns at churches, said it was a good to "pause" as lawmakers come face to face with students grieving after the mass shooting last week that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

"I'm not trying to take away your Second Amendment rights, nor am I trying to eliminate all guns".

Some of the participants at the meeting indicated support for Trump's idea of arming teachers.

A woman has shared potentially life-saving advice she gave to her young nieces in the wake of deadly USA school shootings.

"Nobody wants to see a shootout in a school", Barden said.

"The legislation needs to change, because we've fallen victim to lazy legislation for far too long", he said. "Our message is very simple, and it's: 'Never again.' We can not let anything like this happen to us ever again". "The only way we are going to heal the only way we are going to feel better is knowing that no one else will have to go through what we are going through".

"I'm not going to let them die in vain".

Students in Florida and Maryland walked out of their schools en masse Wednesday to protest gun violence in what could be a preview of nationwide demonstrations planned for next month.

With the gallery filled with students Tuesday, the Republican-led Florida House turned down a Democratic proposal to ban the guns. Others carried signs with #NeverAgain.

Investigators said the assault was carried out by 19-year-old former Stoneman student Nikolas Cruz, who purchased an AR-15 almost a year ago.

The vote took place during a session that opened with a prayer for the 17 people killed in Parkland.

About 100 students arrived in Tallahassee hours before the state legislature rejected a ban on assault rifles like the one used in the attack. "The laws of the country have failed".

Thousands of students in Florida have gathered in the state capital Tallahassee and issued a blunt and impassioned warning to politicians: take action against guns or we will vote you out.

Julia said her goal is that "no child, no person in this world will ever have to go through something so more risk and tragic". Especially in the wake of a tragedy we really show who we really are.

Under pressure to act, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a move to ban devices that can enable rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, became the latest school targeted by a gunman using a semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle, stirring the nation's long-running debate about gun rights and public safety.

USA authorities have frequently learned in the aftermath of a shooting rampage that the shooter should not have been allowed to buy a weapon because of mental health issues or a criminal conviction, but the information was never forwarded to the national database.