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Debate on a school safety plan was pushed back a day in the Senate and members will now meet in a rare Saturday session to begin discussing the chamber's legislation meant to prevent another Parkland school shooting from happening again in Florida.

"These children had to go something that was horrific", Braynon said.

"I do not want to delay consideration of Senate Bill 7026 until next week, possibly affecting the House's ability to hear the Senate Bill", Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, said in a memo to members Friday morning.

Senators voted 21-17 to defeat amendments to add the ban and moratorium to the bill.

Two out of three adults in the United States want stricter gun laws, CBS found in a poll conducted a week after the tragedy. Anitere Flores and Rene Garcia, crossed party lines to support 15 Democrats in favor of the measure. While crafted by Republicans, some GOP senators still opposed it because they don't agree with raising the minimum age to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21 or requiring a waiting period to buy the weapons. Scott is opposed to arming teachers.

In the all-day Senate session, lawmakers considered multiple measures aimed at reducing gun violence, including millions of dollars for school safety and improving mental health services, after the tragic shooting in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.

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Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that any damage caused by a war with North Korea would be " worth it ". The White House said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end of its nuclear programme.

In a rare Saturday session, Florida state senators briefly approved and then rejected a two-year moratorium on the sale of AR-15-style rifles.

The amendment would have placed a two-year moratorium on the sale of AR-15 assault-style rifles, the weapon used in the February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by 19-year-old gunman Nikolas Cruz. "It is a political decision not to include an assault weapons ban in here".

"Thoughts and prayers are really the only thing that's going to stop the evil from within the individual that is taking up their arms to do this type of massacre", Stargel said. The moment of silence was called for in a proclamation issued by Gov. Rick Scott declaring February 14 as Marjory Stoneman Douglas Remembrance Day.

The Senate spent almost eight hours debating dozens of amendments to the 100-page bill before finally approving the legislation for a final vote on Monday.

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