Survivors from Florida school shooting organized rally calling for lawmakers to pass gun control measures

Survivors of a Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead have traveled to the state capital to press lawmakers to take more action on gun control.

About 100 students arrived in Tallahassee hours before the state legislature rejected a ban on assault rifles like the one used in the attack.

They are due to stage a rally at the statehouse later and meet legislators.

It is the first organised protest of the youth-led anti-gun movement that has swept the US since the attack.

Under pressure to act, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed a move to ban devices that can enable rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute. This bump-stock accessory was used by a gunman in Las Vegas to kill 58 concert-goers last year.

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