Florida students push for gun-law changes; confronting legislators, they urge ‘action’

Posted: February 22, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Young protesters rally Wednesday outside the Florida Capitol in Tallahassee to call for tougher laws on assault rifles. Lawmakers said they would reconsider allowing 18-year-olds to buy such weapons.

Thousands of Florida high school students and protesters rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to demand that lawmakers take action in the final weeks of the legislative session to curb the sale of assault-style rifles.

President Donald Trump joins in an opening prayer Wednesday with Julia Cordover (left), student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Samuel Zeif cries after speaking at Wednesday’s White House listening session. “Woke up to the news that my best fri...

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas meet with Florida state legislators at the Capitol in Tallahassee. “We know what we want. We want gun reform. W...

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