Florida survivors arrive in Tallahassee

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One week after the Parkland High School shooting, lawmakers in Florida and in Washington are under pressure to take new action on guns. 

Some of the survivors of that massacre will meet with Florida lawmakers Wednesday, to press for new gun laws. 

“This is not about democrats. This is not about republicans. This isn’t left or right. This is a movement for humanity, for safety, for keeping our citizens alive,” said one of the survivors.”

“Were talking about gun safety were talking about school safety and were talking about mental health,” said one of the survivors.

While the students rode on buses to Tallahassee, Florida, lawmakers voted to not consider a bill to ban assault rifles.

One survivor watching the vote overcome with emotion said, “it was a big punch in the gut.”

Meanwhile, President Trump is directing his administration to take new steps to ban bump stocks.

“I signed a memorandum directing the AG to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” said President Trump.

Democratic senator, Dianne Feinstein said, the directive won’t be enough, tweeting ‘legislation is the only answer.’

The president also wants to strengthen background checks.

The White House faced questions about assault weapons.

President Trump will meet with high school students and teachers Wednesday.

An official guest list hasn’t been released yet, but the White House says, the president will meet with people impacted by the shootings in Parkland, Columbine, and Newtown. 

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