Speaking at a press conference, Florida Governor Rick Scott unveiled his plan to prevent another school attack like the one that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida . . .
Governor Scott pledged his support for an ex parte “gun violence restraining order,” raising the minimum age to purchase any type of firearm to 21, banning bump fire stocks and putting a police officer in every school.
“We can’t trust the federal process,” Governor Scott asserted, as he promised to spend $450m on his police and mental health provision plan, which would allocate one officer per 1000 students. “Fortunately our economy is booming . . . if we have to forgo tax cuts this year so be it.”
More worrying, Governor Scott made the following blanket statement: “No one with mental issues should have access to a gun.” Governor Scott warned that his plan faces critics from both sides, those who think it’s too much and those who think it’s too little.
When pushed on the Parkland students’ demand for a ban on AR15s, “we’ve got to take all weapons away from people who pose a threat” he responded. As for arming teachers, Governor Scott reiterated his opposition. “Let law enforcement keep us safe and teachers focus on education . . . I believe law enforcement will protect us.”