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Gov. Scott signs compromise gun control bill

Gov. Scott signs compromise gun control bill

Survivors were split as well, but Andrew Pollack, who lost his 18-year-old daughter Meadow in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, and Ryan Petty, who lost his 14-year-old daughter Alaina, said there was enough good in the bill that it should pass. Oliva shepherded the bill through the House. The last text was "Yo" from Cruz at 2:18 p.m.

The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit this afternoon against the state to block a law that had just been signed by Gov. Rick Scott that prohibits gun sales to anyone between the ages of 18 and 21.

Florida has "prohibited an entire class of law-abiding, responsible citizens from fully exercising the right to keep and bear arms - namely, adults who have reached the age of 18 but are not yet 21", according to the complaint filed in federal court in Tallahassee, the state capital. It also creates a so-called "guardian" program that enables teachers and other school employees to carry handguns.

The marshal program, which was renamed the "guardian program", was one of three objections opponents used to try to kill the bill.

"I am going to do what I think are common-sense solutions", Scott said after he signed the bill. Scott says he wants to take his time and talk to the affected families.

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"I know the debate on all these issues will continue, and that's healthy in our democracy. And that's healthy in our democracy", he said.

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"This is a first step, and if we really want to do something to combat gun violence, like what we saw in Parkland, we must require universal background checks on the purchase of a gun and get these assault rifles off our streets", said Sen.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released audio of 10 of the 81 calls its 911 center received during the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead and its aftermath.

Yet the gun control measures passed this week no doubt come as an unwelcome shock to the NRA, which has long found support among Florida Republicans. "We have paid a bad price for this progress".

The governor told the students: "You helped change our state. You should be proud".

The bill narrowly passed the Florida House and Senate.

But it marked, for a Republican governor, a rare break with the National Rifle Association.

It includes a three-day waiting period for most gun purchases, raises the minimum age to 21 to purchase a gun and gives police more authority to confiscate weapons.

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Other provisions would create new mental health programs for schools and establish an anonymous tip line where students and others could report threats to schools. It also claims that the law especially infringes on young womens' rights, as these "pose a relatively slight risk of perpetrating a school shooting [or] a violent crime of any kind".

The NRA opposes raising age limits to buy weapons or imposing new waiting periods.

"YOU and every other law-abiding gun owner is being blamed for an atrocious act of premeditated murder", Marion Hammer, an NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida lobbyist, wrote in an alert Tuesday.

Democrats were split on what many considered a "poison pill" that allows specially trained teachers and other school personnel, deputized by sheriffs, to bring guns to school.

Scott has refused so far to say if he'll sign the bill.

"Because we were in session, and being in session in an election year, those two forces combined and something had to happen", he said.

We reached out to school districts throughout Southwest Florida to see which schools plan to arm teachers.

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The Tampa Bay Times reported that officials in the state's largest school districts, including Miami-Dade and Broward counties, have balked at the idea of arming employees and instead called for funding to support putting more police officers in schools.