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.
Florida state House votes 36-71 against motion to hear bill banning assault rifles, effectively killing the measure. https://t.co/GR3bAZGVBh
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 20, 2018
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.
Republicans in Florida State House won't even debate banning AR-15s. Why? Because they value the NRA over the lives of your children https://t.co/MCWIKgENpQ
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) February 20, 2018
The gun lobby wins again. The people of Florida lose. https://t.co/HLAxvK1ZhF
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) February 20, 2018
Have to vote them out. The only way. https://t.co/debSCtM4I0
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) February 20, 2018
In case you were thinking the Republican party might do something about gun violence. They won't. No matter what. No matter how many people die. https://t.co/88ZTSS2MdP
— Michael Premo (@MichaelTPremo) February 20, 2018
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) February 20, 2018
— Lachlan McLean (@LachTalk) February 20, 2018
I’ll take “Tone Deaf” for $1000, Alex. It’s the Daily Double? I bet it all. https://t.co/sRY50JOxYE
— Steve Cavendish (@scavendish) February 20, 2018
The shooter in Parkland did not act alone. He was assisted by those 71 representatives.
— The Open Mike?? (@mikeetek) February 20, 2018
The AP managed to capture the faces of a group of students that had gathered at the state capitol.
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) February 20, 2018
A busload of Parkland students today to press their case for new gun restrictions. https://t.co/ezA7n6cmB1
— Evie Blad (@EvieBlad) February 20, 2018
There were literally students in the Gallery and Florida Republicans flipped the bird. https://t.co/57XCtcKXk3
— Kevin D. Grüssing (@KevDGrussing) February 20, 2018
a rude, sickening awakening was almost inevitable https://t.co/h5hh75WIBB
— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) February 20, 2018
I hope all that money's worth it, you monsters. https://t.co/oFjVau1A3v
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) February 20, 2018
Let's vote these people out of office. https://t.co/yNCRuqVou2
— Annemarie Dooling (@TravelingAnna) February 20, 2018
What a huge middle finger to these kids. Shame! https://t.co/INmJCJippw
— Wendy Trotta (@winesalongirl) February 20, 2018
Boy on left is fuming; girl in middle is crying; girl on right is FOCUSED.
These kids will not give up. They will go home and hatch a plan. If they keep fighting, they will win. https://t.co/IiAU8rKHQD
— Erika Brown Ekiel (@ebekiel) February 20, 2018
Florida is truly horrible. https://t.co/bzoWX4wnpl
— Laurie Goldberg (@LaurieGoldberg) February 20, 2018
America was a mistake. https://t.co/MG5jOJcjWR
— Liam Babington (@LBabi001) February 20, 2018
This is a clear message to the children of Florida. Now you know who is responsible for the slaughter in your hallways and classrooms. The shooter had accomplices and they're in your legislature. https://t.co/tRkpW3cLw1
— Sally D. (@Sallygirlygirly) February 20, 2018
That's a huge slap in the face to a bunch of grieving teenagers. Sadly, this image could be the best mailer to districts of everyone who voted down banning assault weapons. https://t.co/vDHSQuDWMV
— Shana Carp (@shanacarp) February 20, 2018
Is it wrong that we’re relieved it takes more than a few grieving teenagers in the gallery to overturn a constitutionally protected right?