Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Bill restricting gun purchases goes to Florida Senate

Bill restricting gun purchases goes to Florida Senate Bill restricting gun purchases goes to Florida Senate
Steven Clarke | 05 March, 2018, 01:42

Reverse a state law that bans local governments from enacting stricter gun control measures. He was told his only option was an alternative school.

Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed February 14 as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day in Florida.

The bills also already have additional funding - $75 million in the Senate proposal and almost $100 million in the House measure - that schools can use for resource officers.

Legislation to increase school safety and restrict gun purchases is going to Florida's Senate for a vote this week. In a moment when voters in both political parties support banning the sale of assault rifles and large magazines, they refuse to act. Its next stop will be to the Florida House, where a similar bill has not been heard in committee.

The Republican also defeated Democratic proposals for a permanent assault weapons ban, mandatory registration of guns, and new child-proof trigger locks on guns, as reported by the Times.

Likewise, for Kimberly Miller, the first day back meant confronting the absence of her geography teacher, 35-year-old Scott Beigel. "We don't need additional guns in schools". "Let's get something done today. you owe it to me".

The Senate briefly adopted a temporary ban on the AR-15, but then backed off. "I do not want to delay consideration of Senate Bill 7026 until next week, possibly affecting the House's ability to hear the Senate Bill".

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was shot nine times, said he didn't want anyone to feel the pain he felt after losing Meadow in the school massacre. Scott's office made the announcement a little more than two weeks after a gunman killed 17 students and teachers at the Parkland high school on Valentine's Day. It also bans the usage of bump stocks, a device used to turn semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic weapons.

Storm hits California, evacuations ordered in mudslide area
The Santa Barbara County evacuations covered residents living near areas burned by three major wildfires over the past 18 months. Those failing to heed the order are advised they are responsible for their own well-being for the duration of the evacuation.

The regular class schedule will resume Wednesday with the regular 2:40 p.m. dismissal.

In a recorded phone call to staff and parents, Principal Ty Thompson said security would at "all-time high".

"I think this journey is just beginning", Galvano added.

The building where the shooting happened will remain closed. School employees would have to receive 12 hours of training every two years from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The senate's Republican majority opposed the sweeping changes to the state's gun laws, and as a result they will not be included in Monday's final bill.

Broward County commissioners on Tuesday considered several issues related to the shooting. "They ought to pack notes, pack computers, and not guns".

Under the bill, people who have been convicted of domestic violence wouldn't be able to buy a gun in the state. The moment of silence was called for in a proclamation issued by Gov. Rick Scott declaring February 14 as Marjory Stoneman Douglas Remembrance Day.

Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, a swing-state Republican whose current term ends in 2022, reemerged as the face of the push for universal background checks.

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