Saturday, March 10, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott Signs $400 Million Gun Control Bill: Includes Firearm Confiscation, Waiting Periods

The following article appeared in Breitbart on March 9th

By AWR Hawkins

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a “$400 million” gun control bill that includes firearms confiscation measures and waiting periods for long gun purchases.
Scott signing away the rights of Floridians

The Los Angeles Times reports that the bill also bans bump stocks–which were not even used in the Florida school shooting–and bucks the NRA by raising the minimum purchase age for long guns from 18 years of age to 21.

Fox News reports that the gun control package also funds bullet-proof glass for schools and will allow some teachers to be armed. The bill was originally designed to allow teachers to be armed on a broader basis but had to be augmented, as Gov. Scott opposes teachers being armed for self-defense.

On March 9 Breitbart News reported that the Florida Education Association (FEA) was urging Gov. Scott to use a line-item veto to remove armed teachers from the bill. CNN quoted a letter from FEA, which said, “We urge you to honor your instincts and act to keep additional firearms from our schools unless they are in the hands of trained law enforcement personnel. Please veto the funding and language in the budget that provides for arming school personnel.”

Florida’s Democrat House Caucus also unanimously opposed letting teachers to be armed to shoot back if under attack.

Ed. “Republican” Governor Scott is serving the last year of his last term in office. Scott may run for that office again, but only after another individual has served at least one term in the governor’s mansion.

I doubt the hairless, gutless wonder--Rick Scott--will be re-elected governor or anything else in Florida unless it’s as a Democrat.

The entire text of the Bill-now-law may be read HERE

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