Gun control advocates in Florida had a clear message for their lawmakers as they voted down a measure that would have banned the sale of assault weapons like the one used to kill 17 people on Valentine’s Day.
“Vote them out!” the crowd shouted as the Florida State Senate rules committee killed the ban 7-6.
The protesters, many of whom wore orange shirts bearing the hashtag #GunReformNow, also reportedly shouted “shame, shame, shame.”
Senate Rules rejects assault weapons ban 7-6 as crowd chants 'shame, shame, shame" followed by "vote them out"
— Mary Ellen Klas (@MaryEllenKlas) February 26, 2018
Watch the protesters chant below, via the Sun-Sentinel‘s Dan Sweeney.
— Dan Sweeney (@Daniel_Sweeney) February 26, 2018