Florida House Votes Down Assault Weapons Ban

A senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weeps in front of a cross and Star of David for shooting victim Meadow Pollack on Sunday

Last week, nineteen-year-old shooter, Nikolas Cruz, went on a rampage at the school in Parkland, Florida and gunned down 17 students.

The pair of decisions have sparked fury in Florida and across the country.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the declaration of pornography as a health risk "states a need for education, research and policy changes to protect Floridians, especially teenagers, from pornography".

After refusing to even consider a ban on assault rifles the Florida House declares pornography to be a public health risk.

Smith later criticized Spano and the bill to the Associated Press.

Research on the subject, however has turned up mixed results.

Although the effect of porn on young minds is mixed, according to CNN, experts agree it is not a "crisis".

Now there is a partnership between 23 states and the District of Columbia to share information. Similar measures have been filed or adopted in other states, including Utah, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Experts like sex therapist Dr David Ley have noted the long history in the United States of a cycle from panic over porn, "pseudoscience" and attempts - and, ultimately, failures - to legislate a prohibition on the medium.

Florida lawmakers have declared pornography a public health risk in the Sunshine State.

"To the young people getting woke to the politics of gun control, here's the reality: The old farts who are elected to office don't give a damn because you don't vote", tweeted Michael McDonald, a University of Florida demographer and nationally known voter turnout expert. He allegedly used an AR-15 assault rifle that he had purchased legally.

In those four shootings alone, 151 people died. Then they promptly voted against a proposal to consider removing AR-15 rifles, other assault weapons and large capacity magazines from the state.

It seems Florida's House of Representatives does not have its priorities straight.

Republicans voted against opening the discussion, 71 to 36, while several survivors of the Parkland massacre looked on from the gallery.

The resolution declaring pornography a public health risk passed by voice vote and will now be considered in the Senate.

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