Florida Gun Control Bill Heads To Governor's Desk

posted by Hector Gonzales -

The Florida House is passing a gun control bill that raises the age for gun purchases in the state.  The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act was named after the high school in Parkland where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month.  The bill was passed yesterday, the first full day of classes since the Valentine's Day shooting.  It now heads to Governor Rick Scott's desk.  The measure raises the minimum age to buy guns from 18 to 21 and requires a three-day waiting period on most gun purchases.

It also establishes rules for arming some people in schools, but excludes teachers from performing that duty.

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