The Florida Senate on Saturday voted down a bill to ban assault weapons, then immediately pivoted to a moment of silence for victims of the shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school last month.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that his administration would impose aluminum and steel tariffs beginning "sometime next week," according to Mr. Trump. The tariffs will be 10 percent for aluminum and 25 percent for steel, lasting for "a long period of time." Mr. Trump summoned steel and aluminum executives to the White House on Thursday amid speculation he may impose tariffs or quotas on steel and aluminum imports. "We'll be signing it next week," Mr. Trump said. "And you'll have protection for a long time in a while. You'll have to regrow your industries, that's all I'm asking."
"CAMBRIDGE (CBS) Colleges in Massachusetts are telling prospective students that they won't be punished for joining protests against gun violence. Some high schools are threatening to suspend students if they leave class to protest. But colleges are now saying if an applicant or accepted student joins in a peaceful protest, their admission to the school will not be revoked. These comments come as student activists are organizing protests in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida."
Even as survivors from the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre roamed the Capitol's hallways demanding lawmakers act to stop mass killings Tuesday, the Floridda House refused to debate an assault weapons ban. The vote was along party-lines in the GOP controlled chamber. A motion to hear a proposal by Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, failed, 36 -- 71. Tallahassee representatives Loranne Ausley and Ramon Alexander voted with Democrats. Rep. Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello, failed to vote on the issue. read more
To those who say it's too soon after the school massacre to talk about politics and gun control, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High see your point. "We can respect that. We've lost people. It's important to mourn," junior Cameron Kasky said Sunday. "Here's a time to talk about gun control: March 24. My message for the people in office is: You're either with us or against us. We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around." Be forewarned: They're coming for the National Rifle Association and any politician who takes money from the gun lobbyist, Kasky and his classmates said. The NRA did not immediately return CNN's call seeking comment.