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.
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