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Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers
Reuters ^ | 03/04/18 | Reuters Staff

Posted on 03/04/2018 10:42:31 AM PST by Simon Green

The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.

An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb. 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland.

The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate’s 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.

The full bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is expected to pass the state Senate on Monday, then go to the Florida House.

After the Senate rejected the ban, Stoneman Douglas student Jaclyn Corin tweeted,“This breaks my heart, but we will NOT let this ruin our movement. This is for the kids.

Fellow classmate David Hogg, who has become one of the school’s leading activists on gun safety, tweeted,“Elections are going to be fun!”

Also, an amendment to remove a provision to train and arm some teachers failed.

The bill raises the minimum age to buy a rifle or a shotgun to 21 from 18 and bans the use, sale or possession of bump stocks, which were used in the Oct. 1 shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas. The device effectively turns semi-automatic weapons into automatics.

The bill includes $400 million in funding for schools to address mental health issues, the Herald reported.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; braking; browardcounty; davidhoggsaddened; florida; nra; oldnews; parkland; scottisrael; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/04/2018 10:42:31 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

Good. I’ve been saying if Aaron Feis had been armed he, and perhaps a dozen children would still be alive.

I’m glad they decided to arm the Aarons!


2 posted on 03/04/2018 10:52:33 AM PST by null and void ("If you see something say something." "If we say something *DO* something!!!")
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To: Simon Green

That’s the way to do it. Every time the left pushes for gun control, pass laws for gun liberty.

If gun control worked, they would need gun control. Bad guys would follow existing laws. Gun control only punishes the law abiding.

Gun control isn’t about keeping guns away from bad people. It’s about disarming the law abiding to make us defenseless against bad guys and the government. I sort of repeated myself.


3 posted on 03/04/2018 10:54:37 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Simon Green

Maybe also keep surveillance videos in real time. This is $3 help...these are well paid professionals. Ridiculous.


4 posted on 03/04/2018 10:58:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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...Fellow classmate David Hogg, who has become one of the school’s leading activists on gun safety, tweeted,“Elections are going to be fun”...

Especially because little Boss Hogg won’t be old enough to vote in them.


5 posted on 03/04/2018 11:00:20 AM PST by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Simon Green
Good some states still have sane GOP leaders.



6 posted on 03/04/2018 11:03:09 AM PST by Cheerio (#44, The unknown President)
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7 posted on 03/04/2018 11:05:09 AM PST by Ciaphas Cain (Progressives don't care about quality. Progressives only care about appearances.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Maybe also keep surveillance videos in real time.

That time delay was intentionally built into the system for a reason.

It's difficult to cover-up events and alter or eliminate the historical record when the video record is real time.


8 posted on 03/04/2018 11:05:42 AM PST by Iron Munro (If Illegals voted Rebublican 66 Million Democrats Would Be Screaming "Build The Wall!")
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To: All

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9 posted on 03/04/2018 11:05:58 AM PST by veracious (UN = OIC = Islam ; Dems may change USAgov completely, just amend USConstitution)
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To: Sasparilla

What a little creep David is.


10 posted on 03/04/2018 11:06:15 AM PST by chris37 (Laws don’t prevent criminals from committing crimes. Guns prevent criminals from committing crimes.)
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To: Dutch Boy

If Dems really cared about keeping the public safe they would obey current immigration laws


11 posted on 03/04/2018 11:12:17 AM PST by edzo4 (Thank Q very much!!!)
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To: Simon Green
bans the use, sale or possession of bump stocks, which were used in the Oct. 1 shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas. The device effectively turns semi-automatic weapons into automatics.

Well, no. It "effectively turns semi-automatic weapons into automatics" the same way that throwing a box of ammo into a fire turns the fire into a machine gun. You can get the same effect was a "bump-stock" with a rubber band (see YouTube) and it's not a way to fire a weapon accurately. There are less expensive and safer ways to make noise.

12 posted on 03/04/2018 11:12:23 AM PST by Sooth2222 (Hanlon's Razor: "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.")
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To: Dutch Boy

I assume you are okay with the age raised to 21 and the bump stock ban? I am probably okay with it myself.


13 posted on 03/04/2018 11:14:29 AM PST by hawkaw
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“”””Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers””””

So Trump got what he wanted.


14 posted on 03/04/2018 11:15:27 AM PST by shelterguy
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Is the 400 million for mental health earmarked for the liberal teachers?


15 posted on 03/04/2018 11:17:33 AM PST by oldasrocks (rump)
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To: Sooth2222

“””””””bans the use, sale or possession of bump stocks, which were used in the Oct. 1 shooting deaths of 58 people in Las Vegas. The device effectively turns semi-automatic weapons into automatics.

Well, no. It “effectively turns semi-automatic weapons into automatics” the same way that throwing a box of ammo into a fire turns the fire into a machine gun. You can get the same effect was a “bump-stock” with a rubber band (see YouTube) and it’s not a way to fire a weapon accurately. There are less expensive and safer ways to make noise. “””””””””””””

I have a Ruger 10/22. ( It is fully automatic with a high magazine clip according to CNN). I don’t know what a bump stock is but I can really rattle off the rounds just using my finger.


16 posted on 03/04/2018 11:18:27 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: hawkaw
I assume you are okay with the age raised to 21 and the bump stock ban? I am probably okay with it myself.

I'm not.

17 posted on 03/04/2018 11:25:09 AM PST by Simon Green
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To: Simon Green

I have no problem with raising the voting age to 21 at the same time.


18 posted on 03/04/2018 11:31:27 AM PST by map
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To: Simon Green

Parkland would NEVER have happened if existing laws were enforced and if Obama hadn’t paid them to NOT enforce the existing laws.


19 posted on 03/04/2018 11:32:51 AM PST by CMailBag
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Assault weapons are already banned.


20 posted on 03/04/2018 11:33:10 AM PST by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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