Florida Senate Shoots Down Ban on ‘Assault Weapons,’ Votes to Arm Teachers Instead

On Saturday, the Florida Senate voted on various gun-related measures in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In the end, a more gun rights agenda won against the much-pushed gun control proposals.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, multiple amendments to the overall bill submitted by state Democrats were voted down or were withdrawn due to no support.

Amendments passed:

  1. Allow teachers to be armed
  2. Ban the sale of bump stocks

Amendments failed to pass:

  1. Ban the sale of AR-15s for two years
  2. Ban the sale and possession of “assault weapons”
  3. Ban the sale and possession of “large-capacity” magazines
  4. Ban the unlicensed sale of firearms to buyers who are under 21 years old

The Senate is expected to vote on the full bill Monday.

The passing of pro-gun rights amendments was blasted by some of the vocal students who survived the shooting:

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