Florida’s Firearm Fact

Trump has now passed a new bill regarding firearms in Florida.

Megan Yates|Website Manager

Three weeks after the Parkland shooting President Trump has now passed the bill regarding firearms and school safety in Florida. The new bill included that the minimum age to buy a firearm would raise from 18 to 21. The bill will also impose a three day waiting period after purchase. This waiting period means that you have to wait at least 3 days or 72 hours before using the firearm. This bill also will provide $400 million for school police officers and metal health counselors, and allow certain school personnel to be armed. Democrats pushed for a ban on assault rifles like the one used by the gunman in the Parkland shooting, however, this push was unsuccessful. The bill passed 67-50 in the State House and 20-18 in the Senate. Governor Rick Scott has opposed arming teachers, and has not indicated whether he will sign the bill or not.