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Florida governor signs gun control bill dubbed 'baby step' by students

Florida governor signs gun control bill dubbed 'baby step' by students

Within hours of the bill being signed into law, the National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit saying it violates the Second Amendment.

"At the end of the day, we'll be left with a really good gun-control, gun-reform bill in the state of Florida", Moskowitz said. They are calling for federal action to ban the sale of semiautomatic weapons.

Along with these measures, the bill would allow county sheriff's offices to establish the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, an initiative that would arm select school staff members. The group has spent millions in the last decade funding shooting clubs and Junior ROTC programs, including the one where the alleged Parkland school shooter had been a member.

Rep. Jose Oliva, R- Miami Lakes, was hugged and congratulated by House members as the gun and school safety bill passed the Florida House 67-50 in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday. "I'm glad, however, the plan is not mandatory, which means it be up to local elected officials".

After Scott came out against arming teachers in schools, state Republican leaders amended the bill to exclude those school employees who work exclusively as classroom teachers from being part of the "school marshal" program. At least eight states allow, or do not specifically prohibit, concealed weapons in K-12 schools, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "It's nowhere near what we want, but it's progress and uplifting to see".

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Immediately following the nation's second-worst school shooting, students, parents and teachers from the Parkland school flooded the Capitol, pleading with the Scott and the Legislature to act.

The appropriation includes more than $69 million for mental health assistance in schools, more than $25 million for replacing a building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas and $98 million for hardening security of school buildings.

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law a package of gun-safety measures raising the legal minimum age for buying rifles, imposing a three-day waiting period on all gun sales and allowing the arming of some school employees.

Florida's Broward County school district is believed to be the first to stop accepting NRA money after a gunman killed 17 people at one of its schools February 14. It also revived a contentious national debate on gun control. "Females between the ages of 18 and 21 pose a relatively slight risk of perpetrating a school shooting such as the one that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, or, for that matter, a violent crime of any kind".

It also argues the bill breaches the 14th amendment's equal protection clause by banning law-abiding citizens between 18-21 from buying guns.

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The state's teachers' union sent Scott a letter Thursday asking him to line-item veto the funding that the bill would appropriate for the Guardian program. He has 15 days to sign it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.

But he said he was still "not persuaded" about the guardian programme.

New gun laws, he said, are not the answer.

But Scott said he is still "not persuaded" it's the right move. "And there's a bill before us that is not ideal", she said.

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