Just three weeks after the Parkland Shooting, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a new Bill into law.
The Risk Protection Order, is designed to temporarily remove weapons from gun owners who a judge says could possibly be a threat to themselves or others.
If you remember, at the time of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, no one was shocked that it happened or who the shooter was. The law was a response to that.
According to WFTS-TV, as of July 24th, a total of 467 risk protection cases have been filed in Florida. One example is Pinellas County. The Sheriff’s office has so far taken 200 firearms and around 30,000 rounds of ammunition.
The county has a five officer team devoted to nothing else. Why? “It’s a constitutional right to bear arms and when you are asking the court to deprive somebody of that right we need to make sure we are making good decisions, right decisions and the circumstances warrant it,” said Sheriff Bob Gualtieri when asked why he decided to devote an entire unit to carry out the new law.
So does this make you happy? Should other States look at this Florida law as an example to follow?
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