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He said that by the proclamation of Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, there would be a moment of "silence and reflection" for the Parkland victims.

It would allow trained teachers to carry a gun in the classroom if a school district chooses to allow it. Kristin Mackay, a first grade special education teacher, was among the protesters.

Democrats proposed several amendments to the bill Saturday, including an outright ban on AR-15 rifles like the one used in the school shooting, as well as a two-year moratorium on sales.

"I've made it very clear that we have significant officer presence in schools, but I do not support arming teachers", he said.

"There's nothing in our bill that says you're going to arm teachers", Simpson said, expressing frustration that the focus from opponents has distorted the concept.

Family members of people killed in a South Florida school shooting gave emotional testimony Tuesday during a legislative hearing to discuss passing a bill that would allow for armed teachers and raise the age limit to buy rifles.

"In Florida, we have the chance to stop it", he said. The Office of Safe Schools "shall serve as a central repository for best practices, training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters regarding school safety and security, including prevention efforts, intervention efforts, and emergency preparedness planning".

These points of criticism set the stage for the Senate's eight-hour floor session on Saturday.

"There are huge differences between the House and the Senate and within the House and the Senate".

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The proposal before the senate on Monday would create a path for law enforcement officers to temporarily hold the weapons of somebody they believe to be a direct danger to themselves or others. "They are trying to find something that is in the middle, and it's hard".

"We need each of you to step away from politics and reach in as parents and grandparents", he told lawmakers.

He acknowledged hearing concerns among Republicans that the optics aren't great on gun legislation right now.

Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez called assault rifles "weapons of war created to kill efficiently and effectively ... and then they're modified for civilian use by a $17 billion industry".

At one point, he turned to a Republican senator and said: "You're afraid of the NRA", referring to the National Rifle Association, the premier and powerful U.S. gun lobby.

"Today marks 17 days after those 17 fellow citizens lost their lives, " said Negron, who voted against the ban.

The no votes were all cast by Republicans, while two Republicans joined 15 Democrats on the yea votes.

It's "the last line of defense", Rep. Jose Oliva said, according to The Times.

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