Florida's House of Representatives Just Declared Pornography a Health Risk

Randy Kelley
February 23, 2018

Nearly all 71 lawmakers who voted against considering the measure have an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association. Its merits were not considered.

Later in the day, numerous same lawmakers discussed at length a bill that declares porn a public health risk.

The resolution called for education, research, and policy changes to protect Florida citizens - especially teenagers - from pornography, according to the Associated Press.

House Republicans on Tuesday blocked a move by Democrats to open a debate on a ban for semi-automatic weapons, like the one Nikolas Cruz allegedly used to gun down 17 students and teachers on Valentine's Day.

Seventeen people were killed last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

"The subcommittees that the bill is referenced to are not scheduled to meet again this session".

McDonald isn't trying to be the grim reaper at a moment of great trauma for students who experienced a mass shooting.

The vote failed. The entire topic was discussed for less than three minutes. "They've already experienced worse than any of us adults ever will". Are you Kidding me??? "#NeverAgain", tweeted student Emma Gonzalez, as the Miami Herald reported.

- julieturkewitz (@julieturkewitz) February 20, 2018Ryan Deitsch, 18, said en route to Tallahassee, "I was at my friend's funeral right before we got on this bus, and it reaffirmed everything we've been fighting for".

There is a Senate version of the bill, the newspaper reports, though it "also has not been heard in committees". Similar measures have been filed or adopted in other states, including Utah, Tennessee and Virginia.

Assault rifles were the weapons of choice for the killers in the mass shootings in Las Vegas previous year, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016, and, of course, in last week's attack on a Parkland, Florida high school.

On Wednesday morning, Democratic state Sen. "If you want to change the world start by voting". "No doubt about that".

Republican state Rep. Matt Caldwell was among those who voted Tuesday against debating the bill.

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