Students in Florida take gun control bid to capital

Posted: February 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Sheryl Acquarola (right), a 16-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., watches Tuesday from the gallery as a motion to consider a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity gun magazines is voted down in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee.

Students who survived last week's school shooting in Florida traveled Tuesday to the Florida capital to press lawmakers for gun-control legislation to prevent another massacre. But within hours, the gun-friendly Legislature had effectively halted any possibility in the near future of banning assault-style rifles like the one used in the school attack.

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Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School fill a bus Tuesday for a trip to Tallahassee to push state lawmakers to action against gun violence...

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