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>> The Florida Senate has rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons.>> We're asking to have a discussion about->> In a rare Saturday session, lawmakers debated the proposal prompted by last month's deadly shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The debate at times grew contentious.
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>> A lot of our constitutes back home wonder why we can't address guns.>> If I thought for one moment that if we banned assault weapons then all of these tragedies would end, you would have me. I would be with you. But are we gonna ban fertilizer, which is what they used in the Oklahoma bombing?
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>> Senators voted 20 to 17 against the assault weapon ban. The amendment was attached to a wider school safety bill. Just two Repulicans crossed party lines to vote for the proposed ban, both are from Miami-Dade County. After the Senate rejected the proposal, several students from Stoneman Douglas took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
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David Hogg, who has become one of the school's leading activists on gun safety, tweeted, elections are going to be fun! Lawmakers also voted for a measure to arm some teachers. The Senate is expected to take up the full legislation for a final vote on Monday.