Tuesday, 24 April, 2018

Florida Senate to Vote On Safety Bill Monday

The Latest Florida House to subpoena school suspect records Donald Trump Claims He Would've Gone Into The School To Stop The Parkland Shooter
| 05 March, 2018, 01:47

Scott has proposed his own so-called school safety plan that directs $500 million into increased mental health and school safety officers, raises the age for purchases of assault weapons but does not include a three-day waiting period. The main components would be mental health reforms that dont go far enough, money to harden schools and hire more armed school resource officers, and a plan to train and arm teachers that would make schools more risky.

The weapons-ban amendment was a part of a larger bill, known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. "We should express our profound sympathy to the families who have lost their loved ones in this tragic event; express gratitude to those who serve the Parkland community; and always remember that Florida is resilient and will endure during times of great tragedy", the proclamation reads. The NRA's influence is strongest in the House, where members have smaller districts and Republicans are more fearful of going against the politically active voters who oppose any gun limits.

Unlike Monday, when hundreds of sometimes rowdy protesters jammed a Senate meeting to consider a similar bill, Tuesday's proceedings were more orderly. The House passed the same bill a year ago, but it died in the Senate.

"I still haven't given up", said Sen.

That included a two-year moratorium on the sale of AR-15s and a full-out ban on "assault weapons".

In the Senate, racial and privacy concerns have apparently shelved the bill in the Appropriations Committee.

An amendment to ban assault weapons was rejected on an 18-11 vote.

After almost eight hours of debate on the attempted amendments, Sen.


"We know he can veto line items", she said.

In a recorded phone call to staff and parents, Principal Ty Thompson said security would at "all-time high".

"I think now is the time to re-evaluate what we are doing".

The bill would create the Office of Safe Schools within the Department of Education.

Commissioners voted to ask the county attorney to explore possible gun measures they could enact, to hire an independent agency to investigate the shooting and to create a task force to review the actions of agencies that responded to the shooting.

"If you can't legally buy a beer in Florida, why should you be able to legally obtain a weapon of war that can kill people?"

Starting in January 2016, Cruz was allowed to spend half his day at the alternative school and half at Stoneman Douglas to ease him into the less-structured environment. Hoosiers would still get background checks when initially licensed by local police and when buying a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer.

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