The gun-friendly Florida legislature has passed new gun restrictions that would raise the age to purchase a long rifle in the state to 21 and impose a mandatory 3-day waiting period on those weapons.
Florida lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association to pass new firearms regulations and create a program for arming some school employees in a rare act of Republican compromise on the divisive issue of gun violence: https://t.co/h2APreVDm3
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) March 8, 2018
The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Scott who supports some of the legislation but has not said whether he’ll veto it.
Included in the measure are millions of dollars for a controversial school “guardian” program that would allow arming some school employees.
In the weeks since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, students from schools all over the state have protested for changes in gun laws.
Meanwhile in Washington, after initially backing arming teachers, Donald Trump apparently has decided to go after violent video games. He plans on meeting with video game manufacturers at the White House tomorrow. The Congress has gone silent on any new gun measures.