Florida Senate passes restrictions on gun sales

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The House will vote on Senate Bill 7026 on Wednesday.

"Obviously, this amendment is a step in the right direction", said Lauren Schenone, a Scott spokeswoman. She represents the district where the high school is located.

"The victims' families can't make this change happen alone". "We have a lot further to go, but progress is progress and that's not to be denied", Douglas student and outspoken activist Delaney Tarr posted on social media. "They've been shouting it into their ears writing letters, talking to congress and senate alike and frankly I can't believe they haven't heard yet", Deitsch said.

The House's legislative session is scheduled to end on Friday.

Gov. Rick Scott, who was in Puerto Rico at the time the Senate passed the bill Monday evening, has repeatedly said he does not want armed teachers in schools. Jose Javier Rodriguez, D-Miami, said it's wrong to allow guns in classrooms.

The first would have stripped language from the bill that would create a program to arm some teachers and school employees who have undergone law enforcement training.

Though the band successfully beat out high school bands from across the country to become one of just six who get to perform Tuesday at the famed New York concert hall, the hard earned trip was very almost derailed by the tragedy, CBS New York reports.

The Florida Legislature passed a similar bill past year, but it was vetoed last summer by Scott.

Saying he voted to try to strip the marshal program out of the bill on Saturday, Garcia, R-Hialeah, said, "The whole goal is to try to limit the amount of individuals that can carry in a classroom".

Fellow classmate David Hogg, who has become one of the school's leading activists on gun safety, tweeted, "Elections are going to be fun!"

"Under the amendment, proposed by Sen".

"I want them to focus their energy on something that is achievable right now", Pollack said.

The Florida Senate has agreed to advance a bill that would increase school safety and restrict gun purchases following a rare weekend session in the wake of last month's shooting at a high school that killed 17 people. I support not arming teachers. "I don't think that's our teachers at all", Porter said. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg.

Should this bill pass, bump-fire stocks will also be prohibited in the state of Florida.

An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the February 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland. He killed 17 students and teachers.

"Those students will provide the moral outrage that will lead to change", said Sen.

The bill would also allow law enforcement to seize firearms of anyone being held under the state's Baker Act.

The Senate bill will now go to the House, which has a similar proposal.


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