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Thousands of people support students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a rally for gun control at the Florida capitol (2/21/18).The Florida legislature is poised to pass some of the most sweeping gun control and mental health reforms in more than 20 years. The moves come as lawmakers face pressure from students affected by the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.On Valentine's Day, a 19-year-old in Parkland opened fire on his former classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He killed 14 students, three adults, and injured 14 others. There were warning signs, yet, all, including a tip to the FBI, were missed.That day, school safety measures in place, like school resource officers, restricted access and fencing--all failed.In the wake of the shooting, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas have mobilized, calling on the legislature to take greater action to prevent school and mass shootings. Lawmakers, it seems, are finally listening.

Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates To Face Off In First Debate Wednesday

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All four Democratic gubernatorial candidates will have their first debate Wednesday.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and Orlando businessman Chris King will meet in Tampa for their first debate.

The Democratic candidates for Governor are expected to face off LIVE at around 3 p.m. It will be live streamed at as well as the YouTube and Facebook pages of Fox 13 Tampa Bay.

It will then be rebroadcasted on WTVT-TV at 6:30 p.m. in Tampa.

School safety will be one of the main topics of discussion—after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

For more news updates, follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter: @SaschaCordner.