Special session in Florida on gun issues “Falls on deaf ears” – Parkland Talk news

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Democratic lawmakers were not notified on Friday whether they had enough votes to drive a particular legislative session on gun violence.

Only 19 Republican lawmakers (18pc) responded to a proper ballot on holding the session, all voting in favor of the concept.

Meanwhile, 57 Democrats (98pc) backed a particular session.

Currently, 99 Republican seats and 58 Democratic seats are each in the Florida Senate and House.

“We felt like what we were asking to have a discussion about were things that are very popular across the board, across the state of Florida and really across the country,” the chief executive said. minority in the House, Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach. a congress name. “Unfortunately, these requests fell on deaf ears.”

Democrats used an authorized process to spur the ballot, and lawmakers had until 3 p.m. Friday to tamper with votes.

Republicans maintain giant majorities in the House and Senate. Calling a special session would have required the help of 60% of the at-large members of the House and Senate.

Democrats wanted lawmakers to address issues of common background checks, increased “red flag” legal guidelines and regulation of high-capacity rifle magazines after mass shootings in Buffalo, NY, and Uvalde, Texas .

On Saturday, a crowd at the Pine Trails Amphitheater in Parkland joined communities across the country in March For Our Lives rallies to implore lawmakers to take action on gun management.

At the Capitol on Sunday, the framework for bipartisan gun safety laws was proposed. The proposal contains ten Republican senators. This could be the first major federal motion on gun violence in nearly 30 years.

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