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.
How members of the Florida House of Representatives voted on gun and school safety legislation (SB 7026). Bill passed 67-50 and goes to Governor Rick Scott. All members voted. Three seats are vacant. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXuclCUV4AABXMk.jpg
by Emily L. Mahoneyvia twitter3/7/2018 11:40:01 PM
.@JaredEMoskowitz : "This bill is necessary but it is not sufficient... When we sit here & think abt how hard it is to vote, push the green button or red button, I remind myself this isn't hard. Putting your kid in the ground is hard." Reminds House all 17 families support bill
by Emily L. Mahoneyvia twitter3/7/2018 11:27:52 PM
People are crying in the galleries. Even after so many hours of debate, the emotions are raw when @JaredEMoskowitz describes the horrific images of shooting and passing other funerals on his way to go to Peter Wang's funeral, where thousands dropped flowers onto his casket.
by Emily L. Mahoneyvia twitter3/7/2018 11:20:39 PM
Four hours later, it looks like they are nearing a vote. @JaredEMoskowitz , who represents Parkland, is speaking. Talking about how before the shooting, people in Parkland used to wear shirts that said "Where the hell is Parkland?" "Now the world knows."
by Emily L. Mahoneyvia twitter3/7/2018 11:13:14 PM
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