Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Florida Governor Signs Major Gun-Reform Law

Florida Governor Signs Major Gun-Reform Law

Scott, surrounded by families of the victims, recounted the grief visited on his state in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland and, in 2016, the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale Airport.

NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer on Thursday also sent out an "emergency alert" to supporters, urging them to contact Scott and demand a veto. The minimum age for handguns nationally is 21, but a person as young as 18 can buy a rifle in Florida. Prosecutors could seek the death penalty if Cruz is convicted of first-degree murder. Critics say that will pose a particular risk to minority students, who they say are more likely to be shot in the heat of a disciplinary situation or if mistaken as an intruder. The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian program was named in honor of the coach who gave his life by shielding students with his body.

But he again expressed some reservations about arming school staff.

Investigators say school surveillance video shows Peterson then took up a position near the freshman building - a spot he wouldn't leave until the shootings were over.

There are things in this bill that I oppose and I've been pretty open about that.

"I'm glad however, the plan in this bill is not mandatory", he said, adding the program will be up to local officials to implement.

Instead, only teachers who are in the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program or who are current members of U.S. Reserves or National Guard, or are current or former law enforcement officers are allowed to participate in the guardian program.

A man who shot up his NY school as a teenager has praised the activist students from Parkland, Florida. "You didn't let up and you fought until there was change".

BREAKING: @FLGovScott just signed sign a bill into law that allocates $400 Million for more police in schools and allows teachers to carry guns. "This is just the beginning", Tyra Hemans said.

"We have paid a awful price for this progress", Montalto said in remarks read on behalf of the families.

Students at Arlington High School and Granite States Arts Academy were also scheduled to walkout, according to Students Against Gun Violence, the group of students organizing the walkouts.

The bill is not what numerous shooting's survivors, or the school's students, wanted - they said it does not go far enough.

Florida's Baker Act allows families to get mental health evaluations of loved ones who resist such intervention.

A 12-time NBA All-Star who was traded back to Miami on February 8, Wade posed for pictures with faculty members and students, some of whom have used their platform in recent weeks to advocate for gun control legislation.

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. "It doesn't include key components like expanding universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and it doesn't even accomplish what Scott himself said he would do".

After the silent protest ended, Rindge and Latin students joined Somerville High students in Union Square in Somerville where they called on lawmakers to support stronger gun control measures with a chant.

The NRA, never an organization to say nothing, has issued the following press release in response to the new gun laws signed today by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

The bill automatically becomes law within 15 days unless the governor vetoes it.

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