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Florida lawmakers debate how to move forward after Texas mass shooting

The most recent mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas has left many devastated and wondering what might be done to prevent such events from happening again.

Members of congress on both sides of the aisle have expressed grief as these events continue to permiate American life.

In Florida, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-FL) and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, (R-FL) are supporting a school safety bill called the ‘Luke and Alex School Safety Act’ named after two students killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School in Parkland. The proposed bill would focus not on gun reform but on school security.

Florida Democrats say their efforts to pass a sweeping background check law are being stymied by the GOP.

The creation of a federal gun registry remains a non starter for many Republicans, such as U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, (R-FL) who said he opposes the measure.

Debate continues on as both parties try to find some common ground to prevent these shootings from happening again.