Governor Rick Scott signs two major education bills

Mar 13, 2018, 06:04
Governor Rick Scott signs two major education bills

Later the NRA took it to Twitter saying it has filed a lawsuit challenging Florida's newly-enacted ban on the purchase of firearms by adults between the ages of 18-21. The NRA argues the ban imposes an "impermissible burden" on the gun rights of women, who according to the lawsuit "pose a relatively slight risk of perpetrating a school shooting such as the one that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, or, for that matter, a violent crime of any kind".

The new law also bans the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, gives law enforcement greater power to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit, and provides additional funding for armed school resource officers.

The political and legal fallout from Florida Gov. Rick Scott's decision to sign a sweeping gun bill into law following a school massacre was almost immediate as the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to stop it and political candidates in both parties criticized it.

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"This lawsuit I think is an example of bonkers", said Dekle, who plans to leave the NRA as soon as his membership expires.

Still, the bill signed on Friday counts as one of the most unusual victories for gun reform in years - albeit one forced by a mass killing.

Hoffman said he expects to encounter opposition in his push for gun safety legislation, but he will stand by his ideas. Still, the legislation passed when enough lawmakers were able to put aside what they didn't like in the bill for the good they believe was contained in it. "This is a time for all of us to come together, roll up our sleeves, and get it done", he said.

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The voucher program is included in a sweeping education bill that also includes a requirement that all Florida schools must display the words "In God We Trust". "I believe it does the right thing". "Securing our schools and protecting the constitutional rights of Americans are not mutually exclusive".

The presiding judge did not issue an immediate ruling.

Among other bills that died was a Corcoran priority to force cities and counties to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Lawmakers extended their annual 60-day session to complete work on the budget, wrapping up their final business Sunday.