NRA sues Florida over plan to put age limits on rifle purchases

Mar 13, 2018, 06:00
NRA sues Florida over plan to put age limits on rifle purchases

The bill signed by Governor Scott raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns and bans bump stocks, attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to approximate the firing speed of fully automatic ones.

In a story March 11 about the NRA lawsuit following new sweeping gun reform in Florida, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the voting age is 21. "I'm going to fight for the Second Amendment, but I'm going to fight to make sure that our kids are safe in this state", Scott said. And that's something fellow Republican hopeful and state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam agrees with.

"We applaud the leaders and members of the Florida Legislature that came together quickly to find common ground, putting aside their differences to move the bill forward", he said.

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She said she wants Scott to veto the money for the guardian program when he receives the budget.

In the Senate, the judiciary committee will have a hearing Wednesday on the Florida shooting and legislation to address school safety.

The video will allow people to consider "whether a different course of action may have lessened or averted the tragic outcome", the news organizations argued in a petition filed by lawyer Dana J. McElroy, of Thomas & LoCicero in Tampa.

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The White House unveiled its own proposals on guns and school safety Sunday evening, which include making efforts to harden security at the nation's schools, improve background checks of those buying guns, and overhaul aspects of the mental health system.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum said that "Florida's elected officials simply have not done enough to stop our gun violence epidemic, and that remains true even with the Governor's signature today".

Hoffman said he expects to encounter opposition in his push for gun safety legislation, but he will stand by his ideas. In the House, 19 Republicans were against and 57 were for the bill, while 31 Democrats were against and 10 were for the bill. Corcoran has received an A-plus rating from the NRA for the past several years and shakes off the lawsuit. "I'm not accusing them of pulling the trigger, but in some cases I think there is blood on their hands".

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The NRA appealed that ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. The measure Scott signed was part of a larger bill produced in response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman killed 17 students and teachers.