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Florida Senate passes restrictions on gun sales

08 March 2018

The student, Anthony Borges, was shot five times when a gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Lawmakers in the Florida Senate have hammered out a proposal, broad in scope, that tightens the states gun laws in a number of ways. My daughter was murdered by a gun.

"Florida is not disheartened by the pathetic choices made by our lawmakers", added fellow student Cameron Kasky.

"This is enough and we're not going to have your simple excuses or simple solution that you think is solving our problem".

"I signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General to propose regulation to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns". "With that, we need to be represented here". Earlier in the day, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz hosted a roundtable to discuss gun control.

One parent, Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter, Meadow, was one of the victims, has been outspoken supporter of the marshal program.

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State senators Monday voted to exempt students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from having to take the annual reading, writing and math tests given each spring to most students in the state.

The couple is "trying to do the right thing" and is mourning along with the rest of the Parkland community, Lewis said.

The Senate bill also allows police to take guns from people deemed risky by the courts.

The Legislature wraps up its annual session on Friday.

President Donald Trump recently got into some very hot water, when he commented on the right to due process, saying "take the guns first, go through due process second".

Trump has urged support for improved background checks and has promised to issue an executive order barring the use of bump stock devices that enable guns to fire like automatic weapons.

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Despite concerns raised by Senate Democrats that it would "tie the hands" of future legislators facing emergencies, the Florida Senate passed a measure Monday that would make it harder for the Legislature to increase taxes and fees in the future.

Scott "is against arming teachers", said Lauren Schenone, a spokeswoman for the governor.

The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate's 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.

"I want to see what's in this Florida bill passed". For NPR News, I'm Jessica Bakeman in Tallahassee.

The Florida Legislature's is voting this week on what's being described as a school safety bill. "And to just assume that we shouldn't explore ways to respond more quickly and with force is to not realize what you're actually dealing with". "But I also support the fact, that if this bill pass, we're doing more for the mental health of our students than we have ever done and that's commendable".

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Florida Senate passes restrictions on gun sales