Smut, not guns, is the great risk to teenagers.
So say Florida lawmakers, who — days after one of the deadliest school massacres in history occurred on their doorstep, as the child survivors of that massacre watched from the gallery — refused to consider a bill banning assault-style rifles. About an hour later, those same legislators passed a resolution declaring that pornography endangers teenage health. Say what you will about porn, but to my knowledge , it has not been used to slaughter teens.
This was disappointing but not altogether surprising. The Gunshine State has long preferred the Second Amendment to the First.
More broadly, for years now, my beloved home state has placed the interests of the National Rifle Association above the interests of Floridians.