The Florida state House on Tuesday afternoon voted against a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles and large capacity magazines. The vote was 36-71.

The Associated Press reports that the bill had been assigned to three committees but was not scheduled for a hearing; Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee asked for a procedural move that would allow the bill to be considered.

The AP managed to capture the faces of a group of students that had gathered at the state capitol.

Is it wrong that we’re relieved it takes more than a few grieving teenagers in the gallery to overturn a constitutionally protected right?

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