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NRA-Approved Politicians Voted For New Florida Gun Control Bill

12 Mars 2018

The bill first appeared in the Legislature a week after the shooting, about the same time 100 students from the high school barnstormed through the Capitol demanding change.

Florida lawmakers approved the legislation earlier this week with the state House voting 67-50 to approve the bill and the state Senate passing it by a 20-18 vote.

Meanwhile, the 19-year-old former student accused of carrying out the Parkland attack went before a judge Friday.

MARTIN: That's Florida state legislator Kamia Brown.

"On the higher education we're gonna make permanent the expansion of bright futures making sure the we can cover the December sessions".

The budget continues expansion of the state's main need-based aid program, Florida Student Assistance Grants, to support an estimated 236,724 students, who will receive average awards of $1,155.

The push to overhaul Florida's universities and colleges was a priority of Senate President Joe Negron. Teachers authorized to carry under this Marshall program will be able to stand their ground when they are threatened by any student, not just an active shooter, and avoid all civil and criminal liability.

"In response to the signing of the bill, several students told CNN about their excitement".

While Republican leaders touted that bill, it drew opposition from Democrats.

What, if anything, Scott's support of the school safety law will mean to his future political ambitions, assuming he does enter the U.S. Senate race, remains to be seen.

"Well, what I said is they act like a terrorist organization", Malloy said. It also seeks to improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies. "If I veto the funding for this program now, this funding can not be used for additional law enforcement officers this year".

An analysis by The Associated Press of the NRA Foundation's tax records found that about 500 schools across the United States received more than $7.3 million from 2010 through 2016, mostly through grants aimed at promoting shooting sports. I am hoping a lot of counties don't opt in, and I am hoping a lot of teachers also don't opt in.

Galef, in a 2010 "political courage test" solicited by, said she supports restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns, requiring background checks on gun sales at shows and requiring a license for gun possession and does not support concealed carry.

When it came to Scott's legislative priorities, lawmakers gave the governor pretty much what he wanted. And just to step back, our trained law enforcement officers are provided over 800 hours on average to be trained on how to de-escalate situations.

Scott says the legislation he is most proud of helping to pass this year is the school safety package he signed into law Friday.

DeVos said that "far too often, the focus" after such tragedies "has been only on the most contentious fights, the things that have divided people and sent them into their entrenched corners".

NRA-Approved Politicians Voted For New Florida Gun Control Bill