Some States Would Rather Debate Porn Than Guns

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Some States Would Rather Debate Porn Than Guns

Florida's House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday declaring pornography a public health risk.

With tearful students in the gallery, lawmakers voted against discussing the bill in a 36 to 71 split.

Yesterday, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, where 14 students and three staff members were killed last week in Florida, travelled to the state capital to show support for the bill. Numerous 3,000 students of the high school have since been vocal in their opposition to status quo gun laws, with the hope of increasing restrictions to posses firearms. After the school shooting, Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee requested it be pulled out of committee and heard on the House floor.

Likewise, Arizona, Republicans blocked debate over whether to ban bump stocks, which convert semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic ones, but then voted to debate anti-porn bill.

As if Florida (or this country in general) doesn't have bigger issues, Florida chose to go out of their way and declare porn a health risk.

The state's House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday which states there needs to be more education, research and policy changes "to protect Floridans, especially teenagers, from pornography".

Pornography is being declared a health risk by the Florida Legislature.

A student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is overcome with emotion seeing the Florida House refuse to let the bill out of committee.

"Has anyone had to bury their child because of pornography?" asked Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), who sponsored the legislation seeking to ban assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines.

President Donald Trump has made an issue of people who are registered to vote in more than one state, using it as one of the bedrocks of his overall contention that voter fraud is rampant in the U.S.

The tragic incident triggered widespread calls for action on gun control with many student survivors of the Parkland shooting pushing lawmakers and the White House for tougher gun legislation. "You see I'm wearing the ribbon for Parkland, in their remembrance", he added. We are KIDS who feared for our lives while someone shot up our school. As the Tampa Bay Times noted yesterday, Spano himself chairs the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee - an elephant graveyard where gun-control bills go to die.

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