Gov. Rick Scott: Florida will raise age limit to purchase firearms

Gov. Rick Scott: Florida will raise age limit to purchase firearms

"I'm an NRA member, a supporter of the Second Amendment, and the First Amendment, and the entire Bill of Rights for that matter".

"I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun", he said."I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who is a danger to themselves or others to use a gun".

"We all have a hard task in front of us", he said, "balancing our individual rights with our obvious need for public safety".

Each school year, faculty will be required to take crisis intervention training. He has also called for raising the legal age for buying rifles nationally to 21, and for beefing up background checks on prospective gun buyers. The federal age limits for unlicensed sales, including at gun shows, is 18 for handguns and any age for long guns. Marco Rubio, also have come out in opposition. The alleged gunman, Nikolas Cruz, reportedly used an AR-15 that he purchased legally. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., an Army veteran who lost both legs while deployed in Afghanistan, announced Friday that he supports a ban on all assault rifles, a central demand of surviving students at Stoneman Douglas.

Scott said under a Violent Threat Restraining Order, a family member or law enforcement officer will be able to petition the court to remove weapons from someone they say is a threat to the community.

Any changes must be approved by the Florida legislature during its current session, which ends March 9.

"I'm not into banning specific weapons; I think what you need to do is ban specific people from having weapons", he said.

State lawmakers passed no restrictions on guns after the fatal shooting of 49 people at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub in 2016 and the shooting that killed five at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in 2017. "I want every child to be in a safe environment when they're trying to be educated". "I believe that law enforcement will protect us and I want to put my governor of the state I'm going to put my resources in making sure law enforcement has the tools to keep us safe".

But if qualification standards are strict enough and the marshals are trained at the highest levels, such a program is worth considering as an alternative to arming teachers - an idea legislators and Scott have rejected.

Scott said on Sunday he doesn't support banning assault weapons, despite calls from school shooting survivors to do so.

The governor said he will be working with state lawmakers "aggressively" over the next two weeks to institute his plan.

"I believe it will stop this from happening - that's my goal", Scott said. "My focus is on bringing in law enforcement". "I am sure there's going to be some that disagree, but I'm a dad, I'm a granddad and I'm a governor". "If Democrats want to complain that the NRA is a special interest and say Republicans kowtow to the NRA, then we should look internally at our special interests". Meanwhile, state legislative leaders - all Republicans - are weighing in with their take on curbing school violence. A spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, has also said such a law would be unlikely to prevent mass shootings.

That's obviously going to give some people pause at spending $450 million on more officers.



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