By Micah Rate
The Florida legislature passed sweeping gun reform Wednesday night, and the bill is now heading toward Governor Rick Scott’s desk as the state waits to see if he will sign it into law. While the legislation is far from perfect, each party gave a little and got a little, and it included things both sides can agree on.
The Florida House passed the bill by a 67-50 vote after it squeaked by the Florida Senate Monday night. Fifty-seven Republicans and ten Democrats voted in favor of the legislation.
The “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act” passes 67-50 in the Florida House, which is applauding Parkland dad Andrew Pollack.
The bill now goes to gov Rick Scott pic.twitter.com/FEzCVis8xk
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) March 7, 2018
The legislation tackles issues like bump stocks and raising the age for rifle purchases, calls for increased school security and mental health services, allows law enforcement to confiscate firearms from those who are legitimate threats to themselves and others, and allows specific school employees to carry guns on school grounds.
POLITICO’s Marc Caputo gives an overview of what is in the bill:
The bill offers stricter gun control measures by raising the age limit …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms