Student survivors of last week’s school massacre learned first-hand how emotions don’t always trump logic and science yesterday in the Florida House. As the students stood in the gallery, Sunshine State legislators there showed little sign of allowing emotional teenagers to sway them into banning guns and standard capacity magazines. The lopsided 36-71 vote against the ban leaves the legislation dead for now. From the UK Independent:
Florida state lawmakers have rejected a bill that would ban [police patrol type] rifles, less than a week after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a Florida high school.
The Florida House voted 36-71 against a motion to consider legislation to outlaw [police patrol type] rifles and [standard] capacity magazines, effectively killing the bill for the time-being, according to the Associated Press.
The vote came as members of Congress, state legislators, governors and student survivors of the Parkland shooting called for tougher gun control laws.
…Students from the high school had travelled to the State House in Tallahassee to watch the vote. They looked on from the gallery as their lawmakers voted against considering the bill, according to Local10 News.
However, today marks another day as these same Soros-linked organizers attempt to use those same survivors to coax the Florida Senate for a vote to ban guns.
That’s right: gun control proponents are busing these students 400 miles to the Florida capitol building, shamelessly using these young people as pawns to advance racist, sexist and classist gun control measures.
Unfortunately, Florida senators withdrew a bill to allow trained volunteers or school staff to carry concealed firearms in schools. From WTSP:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A bill that would arm trained volunteers or school employees inside the state’s public schools has been withdrawn from consideration by a Senate committee.
Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, authored SB 1236 in Dec. Before Wednesday’s shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the proposal had not been scheduled for consideration by any of the three committees to which it had been assigned.
The bill, which would have allowed a principal to designate someone to carry firearms on public school campuses, was scheduled to be heard Tuesday but was pulled late Friday night.
Sen. Greg Steube, the committee chairman, issued the decision after several top senators said they were opposed to considering the bill.
…”More guns is not the solution to gun violence,” said Jan Neuberger, a member of the Moms Demand Action St. Petersburg chapter.
Like most nations, we defend political leaders, celebrities and other VIPs with guns. In addition, we defend sporting events, government buildings, stores, utility plants, and courts with firearms. Furthermore, we even protect valuables such as cash and jewelry with guards with guns.
But Moms Demand Action and other gun control groups don’t think we should protect our most precious and vulnerable members of our society with guns. What’s wrong with protecting our precious children with guns?