Marcha 23, 2018

Florida governor signs 'school safety' gun bill into law

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Within hours of the bill being signed into law, the National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit saying it violates the Second Amendment. I don't need you to stand with me. But how could we be happy?

"I am glad, however, that the plan in this bill is not mandatory, which means it will be up to locally elected officials", Scott said.

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was among the 17 killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was asked to stay in Tallahassee in order to meet with Scott on Friday.

"We have paid a awful price for this progress".

Student activists from the school where the shooting took place followed the bill's track closely and called it "a baby step".

Wade arrived during lunchtime and went straight to the cafeteria, where Novell said the 12-time NBA All-Star posed for photos and talked with students.

In a letter posted on the district's website, Virgina Rebar, superintendent of the Moscow and Bingham schools, said the district's response to the issue has evolved. However, when the Parkland shooting happened, an armed school resource officer was present, standing by the door to the building, and did not enter.

The bill, the first major gun-control state law in Florida in decades, narrowly passed the state Senate in a 20-to-18 vote on Monday before sailing through the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 67-50 vote.

Some say the law is not enough but it is a big step in a state where politicians have always been influenced by the gun lobby.

Broward County teachers union President Anna Fusco said teachers supported the bill but not the provision that allows them to carry guns.

"Sheriffs have to sign it on... school boards have to sign it on... and no individual is going to be forced to do it", he added.

The measure also makes it easier for police to temporarily seize guns from people involuntarily committed due to mental illness or deemed a danger to themselves or others by a court. Florida school districts would receive state funding to provide mental health care to students.

"I think we are on the retreat now, of what has been a march of allowing more guns and more guns and more access in the state of Florida".

"We had to make a choice".

New gun control measures for Florida have passed another legal hurdle, weeks after one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. It also seeks to improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.

"So, in the totality of things, the guardian program is optional". "I believe he'll sign it today".

Some students and schools from the Mid-Michigan area are joining others across the nation to acknowledge the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida.

The NRA argues that the restriction would put a particular burden on NRA members who are women under 21 because they are less likely to engage in violent crime than older men who can legally purchase firearms.

The NRA, which claims 5 million members, is one of the country's most powerful lobbying groups for gun rights.

"Securing our schools and protecting the constitutional rights of Americans are not mutually exclusive".

After the legislation was proposed, Scott repeatedly objected to the three-day waiting period and allowing teachers to be armed.

"The bill is far too comprehensive for the governor to let a few provisions prevent the positive changes this bill embodies", Galvano said. People are passionate in their beliefs and they should be. Meanwhile, school administrators have vowed to build a memorial after the demolition of the building where the February 14 attack took place. "This is a time for all of us to come together, roll up our sleeves and get it done".

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