Students from Montgomery Blair High School march down Colesville Road in support of gun reform legislation in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.: Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state's Capitol Wednesday with one overarching message: It's time for action.The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor's office and the Legislature in 1999 .The students' biggest wish – banning assault-type weapons such as the AR-15, the weapon used by suspect Nikolas Cruz – was taken off the table the previous day in the House.When Florida's Senate President Joe Negron heard the question, he did not answer directly: "That's an issue that we're reviewing". When another lawmaker said he supported raising the age to buy assault-style weapons to 21 from 18, the students broke into applause.About 100 students from the high school made the 640-kilometer trip on three buses.Scott organized three committees to look at school safety, mental health and gun safety issues.
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