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Florida House Brings Teen Activists To Tears After Rejecting Assault Weapon Debate In Favor Of Porn

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

American teens refuse to be silenced even after the Republican-led Florida House of Representatives brushed aside their concerns over school shootings in favor of discussing a bill declaring porn a public health risk. 

Let's repeat that: Florida legislators refused to discuss an assault weapons ban but prioritized porn as a health risk.

Rep. Kionne McGhee (D) tried to bring the weapons ban bill to the floor but it was shot down 36-71 across party lines. Students who survived the Parkland school shooting stood by, helpless, as politicians voted instead on a bill that calls for “education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, especially teenagers, from pornography.”

Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), who sponsored the bill, had this to say:

Has anyone had to bury their child because of pornography?