LoveWorld USA News brings you the latest news in the Florida House. On Wednesday, Florida passed the school safety bill that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm certain teachers. The vote of 67 to 50 reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. The measure was in response to the shootings that left 17 dead, is supported by the victim’s families.
One of the victim’s family members stated:
“I want to thank the Governor for his tremendous support and we stand united asking him to sign this historic bill into law. We thank the House and Senate for voting in favor, protecting our children. But more needs to be done and it’s important for the country to unite, in the same way the 17 families united in support of this bill. On a personal note, my precious daughter’s life was taken and there’s nothing I can do to change that but make no mistake, I’m a father and I’m on a mission. I’m on a mission to ensure, that I’m the last dad to ever read a statement of this kind.”
The bill will raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, and create a waiting period on sales of the weapons. It would also create a so-called guardian program that would let school employees and many teacher carry handguns if they go through law enforcement training and if the school district decides to participate in the program. Other provisions would create new mental health programs for schools, establish an anonymous tip-line where students and others could report threats to schools, ban bump stocks, and improve communication between schools, law enforcements and state agencies. We wish everyone the best and pray for the safety of the American people.