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Gun control debate and more: 5 Things to Know for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Posted at 5:55 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 07:55:38-05

DENVER -- Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

1. Why Florida survivors, lawmakers are on a collision course over guns
Students who survived the Florida school shooting journeyed to the state Capitol to urge lawmakers to prevent another massacre, but the gun-friendly Legislature effectively halted any possibility of banning weapons like the one used in the attack.

2. President to meet with school shooting survivors
The president is holding a "listening session" at the White House today with survivors and families affected by various school shootings. Darrell Scott, the father of Columbine victim Rachel Scott, will be a part of the discussion.

3. What gun device Pres. Trump says should be banned
President Trump said he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

4. Diversity job fair in Denver
The 18th annual Diversity Employment Day Career Fair is being held today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel on Quebec Street in Denver. The event focuses on helping find job opportunities for various groups, including people of color, veterans, the disabled and LGBTQ individuals.

5. Cold but sunny Wednesday
Wednesday will start cold with scattered slippery spots for the Denver Metro area and northeastern plains.  Expect a mostly sunny day for lower elevations with highs in the upper 20s to low 30s.  Snow showers will develop in the afternoon over the mountains and may produce brief heavy bursts of snow that could accumulate to one to three inches.