What to Know
- A gunman shot dead 17 people at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday.
- The accused gunman may plead guilty to avoid the death sentence, according to reports.
In a 36-71 vote largely across party lines, the Florida House of Representatives struck down a motion to consider a bill that would ban assault rifles.
Florida's 120-seat House is controlled by Republicans, who have 76 seats compared to the 41 held by Democrats. There are three vacant seats.
The vote effectively ruled out the possibility of banning assault rifles during the current session.
Key House Representatives in South Florida
Joseph Geller, who serves the 100th District as part of Broward County, voted YES.
Kionne McGhee, who represents the 117th District as part of Miami-Dade County, voted YES.
Shevrin Jones, elected in the 101st District as part of Broward County, voted YES.
Manny Díaz Jr., who serves the 103rd District as part of Broward County and Miami-Dade County, voted NO.
Carlos Trujillo, elected in the 105th District as part of Broward County, Collier County and Miami-Dade County, voted NO.
Jeanette Núñez, who represents the 119th District as part of Miami-Dade County, voted NO.
Full vote break-down: [[474647803, C]]