Senator Bill Nelson was in Parkland Friday morning.
He says he's continuing to work for changes in gun laws after 17 people were killed in a Florida high school.
The Florida Democrat says the state Legislature also bears responsibility since it could outlaw assault weapons in the state.
Speaking outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Friday, Nelson said he's inspired by the students at who've been demanding changes to make gun violence less likely.
Nelson says "these kids are just terrific. ... The fact that they are speaking up as boldly as they are, maybe that's the turning point. You haven't heard students speak up one after another after another after witnessing such carnage and speaking out with such conviction."
Florida Senator Marco Rubio was also scheduled to be in Parkland Friday.
Information from the Associated Press was used for this article.