PressTV-Florida lawmakers bans AR-15 for 15 minutes

Florida lawmakers briefly ban AR-15, the weapon recently used in a deadly shooting at a school in the US state, and then immediately legalize it again.

The state legislature held an all-day session Saturday approving a two-year moratorium on sales of the weapon via a voice vote.

But 15 minutes after the approval of the amendment was ruled by the Senate president, some lawmakers changed their minds and overturned it by a margin of 21-17 in a roll call vote.

The flip-flop in the pro-gun senate led frustration among state residents, supporting gun control in the wake of a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on the afternoon of February 14, when 17 students and school staff were killed and 16 more were injured by a 19-year-old carrying an AR-15 rifle.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students, staff and teachers exit the building following their return to school in Parkland, Florida on February 28, 2018.


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