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Submitted by ub on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:36

Students from Florida's Stoneman Douglas High School are lobbying lawmakers in their state capital for a showdown over gun control.

In the wake of the deadly shooting that claimed 17 lives at the Parkland, Fla., school, busloads of survivors arrived in Tallahassee for a rally and meetings with lawmakers.

Students support gun background checks and a ban on military-style assault weapons, like the AR-15-style rifle used in the shooting. They want to require universal background checks, mandate a 48 hour waiting period for purchases and ban military-style assault rifles, along with accessories like high-capacity magazines and bump stocks.

A Florida Republican plans introduce legislation to raise the legal age for possessing assault weapons to 21 but not ban them. A waiting period for purchases, expanded background checks, and other measures also are planned.

Meanwhile, in DC, Fox News confronts Huckabee Sanders on gun violence: Does Trump have "any ideas at all?" http://hill.cm/jgiPD6l

Florida shooting survivors in capital, demand action on guns https://www.apnews.com/2496f4ddd508407a995c0164c2dd3004

Gun owners destroy their rifles, turn weapons over to police following Florida school shooting http://bit.ly/2EFzO72

With Grief and Hope, Florida Students Take Gun Control Fight On the Road https://nyti.ms/2CbADqv

Inside a Florida gun show, days after the Parkland shooting https://bloom.bg/2EXoqqy