The gun control tidal wave met a committee of the Florida state senate yesterday. While the Florida House rejected a black rifle ban last week, activists pinned their hopes on the Sunshine State’s Senate. It didn’t go well for those opposed to Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms . . .
The Sunshine State’s senators rejected a ban on police patrol-type (a.k.a., “assault”) rifles. A committee approved an amendment to allow licensed and trained civilians to carry in schools. Additionally, they voted to seize firearms possessed by those with mental health issues.
Sadly though, a proposal to raise the purchase age of all firearms to 21 also squeaked through. Seems Florida’s Senators think that we cannot trust 18-20-year-olds – who can fight for freedom overseas – to keep and bear arms.
From The New York Post:
Florida lawmakers shot down an amendment on Monday that would have banned semi-automatic “assault” weapons like the AR-15 used in the Parkland school massacre.
They did, however, agree to raise the legal age for purchasing a firearm to 21 — and approved legislation that would give teachers the right to carry guns in school, NBC-2 reports.
The amendments were introduced as part of a packaged set of bills being offered up following Nikolas Cruz’ alleged shooting spree at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Florida’s Senate Rules Committee spent more than two hours debating the gun-control issues before eventually casting their votes, according to NBC.
Senators also agreed to confiscate guns from people with mental health issues, in addition to raising the legal buying age and giving teachers the right to carry.
No doubt David Hogg did not like the vote. The high school senior has become quite a celebrity thanks to the mainstream media using him as a mouthpiece for gun control.
Young Hogg likes to wrap himself in his “survivor” status to make his opinions unassailable. Nevermind that this Parkland, FL school massacre “survivor” wasn’t even in the same building as the killer, much less the same classroom.
Nevertheless, David Hogg pledged that he would not return to class until gun control passed. The UK Daily Mail has this kid’s ravings…
‘I’m not going back to school until a gun law is passed’: School shooting survivor turned anti-gun activist refuses to return to class as he brands Florida lawmakers ‘child murderers’
A Parkland school shooting survivor has vowed not to return to class until new gun control laws are passed, branding Florida lawmakers ‘child murderers’ due to the state’s lax legislation on weapons.
David Hogg, 17, survived the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by hiding in a closet, and has since launched the #NeverAgain anti-gun violence movement.
Yesterday, he and three other survivors attended a rally at a synagogue in Livingston, New Jersey, promoting ‘sensible gun laws’, such as tougher background checks and a ban on assault rifles.
Gun rights advocates in Florida have their work cut out for them to kill this proposal to raise the gun purchasing age to 21. Activists in your state may need your help as well, as gun grabbers dance in the blood of innocent victims to pass their gun control schemes.