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10 March 2018, 12:45 | Rufus Hill

Arming teachers is not the solution

Florida senate approved AR-15 ban for 15 minutes before rescinding it

Few, if any, senators were completely happy with the legislation.

The proposals, which passed by a 20-18 vote, include raising age restrictions on the purchase of all firearms in the state, banning the purchase and possession of bump stocks, and setting a three-day waiting period to buy any gun, including rifles and shotguns.

One of the most controversial parts of the bill is a $67 million allocation to a school marshal program that would allow school staff to hide carry.

Florida's Republican-controlled Senate has taken tentative steps towards gun control following the recent high school massacre in the state.

The limitation, however, does not apply to classroom teachers of a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program or current service members; and current or former law enforcement officers, according to the bill.

The father, who gained notoriety of his own when he told President Donald Trump he is "pissed" that school shootings continue to happen and has since expressed support for Trump's suggestion that teachers be armed, then gave the students some advice.

The complete failure of the various law-enforcement agencies in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting is nothing less than disgraceful. These true American Heroes used their bodies to shield their beloved students and engaged the shooter while unarmed.

On Monday, they called on the Florida Senate and House to support Gov. Rick Scott's plan for school security and mental health initiatives.

Petty's 14-year old-daughter Alaina was killed in the Feb 14 shooting, along with 13 schoolmates and three staff members.

"How many schools, how many children have to get shot?" he asked Trump. "We need to make schools safe again", Lori Alhadeff, whose 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, was among the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.

Florida Senate also approved a bill that could set up the nation's first ever private school voucher program for bullied students under a sweeping education bill that the state Legislature passed.

And grievously injured student Anthony Borges, 15, and his family filed a letter of intent to sue the Broward County Sheriff's Office, the school resource officer, the school system and Marjory Stoneman Douglas' principal to help recover the costs of his recuperation.

"I supported a ban on assault weapons".

Legislators debated dozens of amendments to the 100-page bill Saturday before approving the measure for a Monday vote.

A vote Wednesday in the Florida Senate scaled back the program to arm school staff, but not classroom teachers.

The bill raises the minimum age to buy a rifle or a shotgun to 21 from 18 and bans the use, sale or possession of bump stocks, which were used in the October 1 shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas.

However, lawmakers must act by Friday before the legislative session comes to a close.

The House of Representatives viewed the bill on Monday, March 5 before moving it to be placed on the Special Order Calendar for March 6.

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