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WaPo:

The Florida House of Representatives was in session on Tuesday considering several issues. These included a motion to debate a bill banning the sale of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk. The House chose not to consider the gun-control bill. It later passed the resolution claiming that porn is dangerous.

There were students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School watching from the gallery as the Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives moved to block debate on an assault weapons ban days after 17 students and teachers were gunned down in a Florida high school by a lunatic with an AR15. But the same legislators who refused to even discuss an assault weapons ban took the time to declare porn a "public health risk"—which is complete bullshit. The high school students who are leading a national movement against our lax-to-nonexistent gun laws called BS:

Scores of students from Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School rallied alongside hundreds of students from other schools Wednesday at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, chanting "Never again" and "Shame on you!" The crowd waved signs such as "Keep our schools safe" and "I will not stand idly by." They cheered vigorously during speeches as students from the school, the scene of last week's shooting rampage that killed 17 people, demanding an end to gun violence. "No longer can I walk the halls I walked a million times before without fear and sadness," Florence Yared, 17, a student at the school, told the crowd. "All because of the damage that a single AR-15 rifle caused." The rally came one day after Florida lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a ban on many semiautomatic rifles and large-capacity ammunition magazines. Many of the Parkland students in recent days had voiced support for such a ban.

And then there's this asshole:

Republican Florida state Rep. Matt Caldwell insisted on Wednesday that he supported the students who survived the mass shooting in Parkland even though he opposes banning military-style assault weapons and has called to end gun-free school zones.... “They’re grieving, I get that,” Caldwell said when asked about the students from Stoneman Douglas High School]. “The absolute worst scenario is we go out an ban guns and we tell everybody that we’ve solved this problem and we haven’t. You see I’m wearing the ribbon for Parkland, in their remembrance,” he added.

There's no point in banning assault weapons, Caldwell argued, because "all across the country, these maniacs, they plan, they plot, they practice, they know what they want to do and they know what they want to achieve." And since we know these maniacs are out there and since they know what they want to do and we know that they know what they want to do... making it as easy as possible for these maniacs to get their hands on assault weapons is the only reasonable thing to do. Take it away, The Onion...

PARKLAND, FL—In the hours following a violent rampage in Florida in which a lone attacker killed 17 individuals and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Wednesday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place.