After a lengthy and emotional debate, the Florida Senate narrowly approved a bill to put millions of dollars of state money into school security programs in response to the Parkland shooting, attempting to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill while arming school officials with a first-in-the-nation optional program for school districts. The measure now moves to the House.
To reiterate: The Florida Senate just approved an amendment to its gun bill that would create a 2-year moratorium on the sale of AR-15s (and only AR-15s), with a requirement that FDLE use that time to study whether the weapons should still be sold.
.@BillGalvano : "I'm going to ask we oppose this amendment. I think it has some legal issues" targeting just one gun manufacturer. "I think the study is a good idea, but I ask that we vote down this amendment."
Next, Sen. Braynon (D) proposes 2-year moratorium on the sale of AR-15 rifles, which was used in the #ParklandShooting . He said the time would be used to study whether the guns should be sold in Florida.
Next, Sen. Gibson's amendment fixes the loophole on 'risk protection orders,' allowing family to petition the judge. (This is how other states do it.) @BillGalvano said family should call police on the person, then police alone could file the petition.
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