Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act

With the debate over the legislation coming down to the wire, Fred Piccolo, a spokesman for House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a Republican who represents part of Pasco County north of Tampa, told CNN Friday he does not expect the governor to veto a bill that has passed both chambers. Meanwhile, the state Assembly on Tuesday passed its own set of gun control bills.


Pollack noted he has no problem with the students marching against guns once schools are made safer.

“We don’t think that more guns on top of students is the answer”, Heastie said.

The bill drew bipartisan opposition, and if one more senator had voted “no”, it would have failed on a tie.

The NRA called the bulk of the proposals discussed at the February 28 meeting “bad policy” that would not keep people safe. No, I don’t, ‘ she said.

“Take the guns first, go through due process second”, Mr Trump said. “I am compelled to vote no”.

The new bill does not contain those provisions, and Sen. He accused Democrats of having a double standard. Under the most recent Senate version, it would be the “Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program”.

“Hypocrites! Shameless!” Tedisco shouted.

Authorizes a law enforcement officer who is taking a person into custody for an involuntary examination under the Baker Act to seize and hold a firearm or ammunition from the person for 24 hours after the person is released and does not have a risk protection order against them or is the subject of a firearm disability. “But once we were inside to go back in my classroom and see the exact state that I left it in when we went out, it was eerie and frankly I didn’t touch anything”, said Foster.

The Senate GOP bills would not limit the purchase or sale of any guns or impose new requirements for background checks.

The issue has renewed urgency after 17 students and staff were killed last month at a Florida high school.

Another bill would change penalties to make the criminal discharge of a gun within 1,000 feet of a school or place of worship eligible to be considered a terrorist act.

Florida’s Republican-controlled Senate on Monday approved raising the minimum age for purchasing a gun, and added a three-day waiting period. The device effectively turns semi-automatic weapons into automatics.

“We must be the last families to lose loved ones in a mass shooting at a school”.

“This conference will not wait for yet another mass shooting tragedy to reach New York’s doorstep”, Heastie said. “And it has to end”. He credited the “brave” Parkland students who are speaking out for that.


“They’re putting a Band-Aid on something that needs major surgery”, said Sarah Cawthon of Tallahassee, one of a dozen protesters. “This time must be different and we demand action”, said Mr Petty, reading from the group statement.

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