The Florida state legislature rejected a motion to introduce a bill to ban assault rifles Tuesday.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 20, 2018
The motion reportedly failed in a 36-71 vote. (RELATED: Parkland Shooting Students Marching To DC For Gun Control)
This comes less than a week after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week that resulted in 17 deaths.
Since the shooting, many in the establishment media and Democratic Party have been pushing for gun control measures.
One student, Brandon Minoff, said, “They exploit everything to make it political.”
“They’re more concerned about gun control at this moment rather than the fact that there were 17 people that were killed.” (RELATED: ‘They’re More Concerned About Gun Control’ — Stoneman Douglas High School Student Slams The Media)