“This bill does that”, he said.
His teenage son Hunter added: “Let’s get the rest of the country to follow our lead and let’s make schools safe. We’re going to learn and continue to make this state a better place”.
According to Florida procedures, Finkelstein said he expects the judge to enter an automatic “not guilty” plea so that the criminal court process can begin.
“We have paid a bad price for this progress”, Montalto said in remarks read on behalf of the families.
The goal of the National School Walkout is to “demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship”, according to its website.
The governor’s statement notes that the three-day waiting period includes exceptions for “the purchase of rifles and shotguns by law enforcement officers, correctional officers, active duty military members and all members of the Florida National Guard and United States Reserve Forces”.
Swift action in the Republican-controlled statehouse, where the National Rifle Association (NRA) has long held sway, signalled a possible turning point in the national debate between gun control advocates and proponents of firearms rights enshrined in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.
Ten House Democrats and 57 Republicans supported the bill, while 19 Republicans and 31 Democrats voted against it.
The release of the detailed timeline of law enforcement operations comes days after Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered an investigation into the response to the deadly shooting at the Parkland school. So we’ll see where things go from here.
“At 18 years of age, law-abiding citizens in this country are considered adults for nearly all purposes and certainly for the purposes of the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights”, said the lawsuit, which named Attorney General Pam Bondi and FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen as defendants.
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.
“I’m an NRA member, and I was an NRA member when I became governor”.
Though the governor does not fully support the act of arming teachers, he signed the bill since it allows local communities to opt out.
“I’m going to review the bill line-by-line, and the group that I’m going to be talking to, the group that I care the most about right now, because it impacted them so much, is the families”, Scott told reporters Wednesday. It also would create a so-called guardian program, enabling school employees and many teachers to carry handguns if they go through law enforcement training and their school districts agree to participate. And while this bill was significantly changed on this topic, I am still not persuaded.
Wade’s family has been touched multiple times by gun violence, including when his cousin – a mother of four – was shot and killed on a Chicago street in 2016, with police saying she was not the intended target.
SUPERINTENDENTS: The Palm Beach County School Board picks chief operating officer Donald Fennoy as its next superintendent, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Scott has said several times that he’s against arming teachers but legislators approved the program anyway. He was indicted on 34 counts of premeditated murder and attempted murder for the massacre. We should not have needed an additional push from these parents.
In a statement Thursday, NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer called the bill “a display of bullying and coercion”.
Peterson responds “We also heard it’s by, inside the 1200 building”. “We all came together as one party”.