Florida governor proposes tighter gun restrictions in wake of school shooting

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February 23, 2018

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PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a proposal on Friday to increase restrictions on buying guns and to strengthen school safety measures after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in the state last week.

Scott said he would work with state lawmakers during the next two weeks to raise the minimum age for buying any kind of gun in Florida to 21 years old, with some exceptions for younger military members and law enforcement officers. Long guns, including the assault rifle used in the Feb. 14 attack, can currently be bought by people as young as 18.

The Republican governor also said he would change laws to make it “virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun.” He wants to ban the sale of bump stocks, an accessory that transforms a semiautomatic rifle into a weapon able to fire hundreds of rounds a minute.

Scott, who has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association and has received its highest rating for supporting gun rights, called for a mandatory law enforcement officer in every public school and for mandatory “active shooter training” for students and faculty.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    This is Kabuki Theater at its most obvious. In the atmosphere of intense Parkland student sit-ins and demonstrations in Tallahassee this week, the FL legislature has already voted to do nothing about gun controls. So knowing this, Gov. Scott pretends to support gun control for the sake of his impending U.S. Senate run against D Senator Bill Nelson who is on record in support of controls. Scott knows nothing will happen as it’s already announced so has nothing to lose by pretending support of the Parkland shooting survivor students and followers. It’s government at the gubernatorial and state legislative levels to make you sick. I trust the news media of repute will take this stand and expose the hypocrisy from North to South, from Pensacola to Miami so voters will remember in November. It’s another ploy from crooked Rick Scott to fool voters and get elected to support Trump’s crooked agenda.

  • WALTER FLATT says:

    WHAT GOOD IS LAWS IF YOU DO NOT ENFORCE THEM, SUCH AS, PUBLIC LAW 414 PAGE 2, SECTION 212 PASSED IN 1952, THIS LAW IS NOT BEING ENFORCED, IF IT WAS NO TRUE MUSLIM WOULD BE ALLOWED HERE. GOOGLE IT.

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