New York Times: Florida lawmakers fail to take up Assault Rifle Bill

Students from Stoneman Douglas High, as they prepared to leave for Tallahassee on Tuesday. (Source: The New York Times)

Driven by rage and grief over one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history, students from across the country were taking action in hopes of pushing their lawmakers to rethink their positions on gun control, even as the Florida State House rejected a move on Tuesday to consider a bill that would ban assault rifles.

The motion failed, 36 to 71, in a vote along party lines. The episode lasted 2 minutes and 38 seconds.

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