"Research has found a correlation between pornography use and mental and physical illnesses, difficulty forming and maintaining intimate relationships, unhealthy brain development and cognitive function, and deviant, problematic or risky sexual behavior", Republican Rep. Ross Spano told the state's House Health & Human Services Committee in January, according to Fox News.
The resolution was approved Tuesday and states there needs to be more education, research, and policy changes to safeguard Florida residents against pornography, Fox News reported.
While pollsters and political observers across the country are saying the political response to the nation's latest mass shooting will be different because young people are speaking up, organizing and calling for gun controls in unprecedented manners-including mass demonstrations in Tallahassee Wednesday-there is a hard truth behind the Florida House's cold-hearted, high-profile snub.
The House chose not to consider the gun-control bill.
McDonald isn't trying to be the grim reaper at a moment of great trauma for students who experienced a mass shooting. She asked that the bill be removed from committee and taken to the House floor then and there for debate, questions, and a vote. "#NeverAgain We are not forgetting this come Midterm Elections - the Anger that I feel right now is indescribable", she said on Twitter. A Senate committee "endorsed a proposal to put law enforcement officers in every school in the state".
Their primary demand: for lawmakers to ban weapons similar to the AR-15 style rifle used to kill their classmates.
On Wednesday morning, Democratic state Sen. Because the proposed legislation failed to reach that critical stage, it is unlikely the issue will be taken up again this session.
Also on Tuesday, an aide to Republican state Rep. Shawn Harrison was sacked over controversial comments about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students. "We're fighting for the future kids that we're going to have, and that's why we're marching, and that's why we're here talking to our senators and our representatives".