Senate debates gun, school-safety bill

Senate debates gun, school-safety bill

Additionally, it would create what is being called a "school marshal" program that would allow specially trained teachers and other school workers, who are deputized by local law enforcement authorities, to carry guns to school.

"I want us to do today what the kids asked us to do when 10,000 of them came up here on the steps of the capitol and asked us", she said.

The Senate is still debating amendments and is expected to vote on the bill on Monday.

The back-and-forth occurred during an extraordinary Saturday session in the Senate to try to forge a compromise on a school safety plan. After the vote, Senate President Joe Negron, a Republican, asked senators to take their seats.

The assault weapons ban was rejected 20-17 with two Republicans, Sen.

Republicans argued that banning such weapons would violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

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The sweeping proposal, as now drawn, would raise the age to 21 for the purchase of rifles and other long guns, create a three-day waiting period on purchases of rifles and address school-hardening and mental health issues.

"The substance of our bill is still the same", Galvano said. Scott is opposed to arming teachers. A statewide Quinnipiac University poll conducted last week said 56 percent of voters oppose the idea and 40 percent support the giving teachers firearms. The $400 million package includes $18.3 million for mobile crisis teams working with the Department of Children and Families and the schools; $500,000 for mental health first aid training; and $69 million for mental health assistance to school districts. "The reason it is not being included is not because of constitutional law".

An AR-15 was the type used in the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre on February 14.

Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez called assault rifles "weapons of war created to kill efficiently and effectively ... and then they're modified for civilian use by a $17 billion industry". According to the Tampa Bay Times, a two-year moratorium on AR-15 sales was passed by voice vote.

It appeared Florida's upper chamber had approved a ban on AR-15-style rifles Saturday, but a later roll call vote clarified that it did not have the votes to pass. "And I, for one, wont be going home trying to pretend that I did something trying to solve the problem".

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