Florida Legislature Rejects Bill on Weapons Ban

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Students react to the Florida legislature's decision. (Image: Sun Sentinel video)

The Florida state House rejected a weapons ban against semiautomatic guns and large scale capacity magazines on Tuesday, the same day dozens of survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting made their way to the state capitol to demand gun reform.

CNN reports, “Lawmakers voted down a motion to consider the ban during a session that opened with a prayer for the 17 people killed by a former student last Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The vote in the Republican-dominated body was 36-71.”

The student survivors stood in the gallery of the Capitol during the vote and were shocked by the outcome.

Meanwhile, President Trump indicated he's willing to work on legislation that would ban bump stocks, an attachment that allows a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon.
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Taco Bell Employee Who Used Racial Slur Against UPenn Student is Fired

A Taco Bell worker who described a first-year University of Pennsylvania student as “Steve Chink” on a receipt has been terminated for the action.

In Young Lee went to a Taco Bell with friends around 1.30am Saturday, and when asked for his name by the employee who took his order, he replied with “Steve” to make things easier. When he looked at his receipt, he noticed that the word “Chink” had been added after Steve.

Get the details in CMN's report.

Today in a Tweet

Twitter apparently purged accounts overnight and "liberal" and "conservative" Twitter users from both sides are pointing fingers. In other words, a typical day on Twitter.
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Seventh Grader Shoots Himself in School

Middle School students at Jackson Memorial in Stark County, Ohio, were placed on lockdown yesterday after a seventh grader shot himself in a school bathroom. It's unclear whether the action was an accident.

Just before 8am, the male student shot himself in the men’s room. The students and faculty at Jackson Memorial Middle School were unaffected, and school officials worked to safely dismiss everyone from campus. Read more in CMN's report.

A Positive Fraternity Story For a Change!

Purdue University’s chapter of Zeta Beta Tau took matters into their own hands when tragedy struck their house mother, Vanessa Trail.

On Feb. 5, Trail was at home with her children and husband, Jason, when their house succumbed to a fire. While Trail and her children were able to escape the house with severe injuries, her husband did not survive.

Zeta Beta Tau members created an online fundraiser for Trail and her children. With a GoFundMe account and a social media campaign, the fraternity has managed to raise over $19,000 for their house mother in just two weeks. Read the whole story in CMN's report.

Last But Not Least: Three Vermont Colleges hit by ‘White Identity' propaganda

Students and staff at the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College and Champlain College have all reported finding stickers, cards and posters reading "embrace white identity today," among other phrases. The schools have branded the action as racism and hate speech.

Get all the details in CMN's report.
Natalia Kolenko, Caitlyn Morral, Carla Loebenstein, and the CMN Staff contributed to this Wednesday Scoop. We're feeling pretty stoked about watching the U.S. Women's Hockey Team go for gold tonight. You gonna watch?
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