Ever since the mass shooting incident happened in Florida some weeks ago, the officials and authorities across the state have been frantically looking into how to properly address the problem of gun violence.
A few days ago, Trump proposed an idea to approve arming teachers in high schools for safety purposes. And, on Monday the Florida Senate – following the President’s advice – successfully passed legislation that would restrict sales of guns to those above 21 years of age, and authorize some teachers to carry guns as well.
The Florida Senate voted 20-18 on the bill of arming high school teachers. In addition, the passing of the bill would see the establishment of new mental health programs in schools.
As per the new legislation, the minimum age limit to purchase a rifle has been raised to 21 from 18 – and, if someone is looking to purchase a firearm, they will have to experience a waiting period of a minimum of three days, with some exceptions.
Senate majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will not be having the US Senate follow suite, but instead will be taking up financial reform this week.
President Donald Trump recently got into some very hot water, when he commented on the right to due process, saying “take the guns first, go through due process second.” The White House furiously backpedaled these comments on Monday.
“The president thinks we need to expedite the process. He wants to make sure that if somebody is potentially harmful to themselves or other people that we have the ability to expedite that process,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
“Still want to have due process, but we want to make sure it is not tied up for months and months and months, and someone that could potentially be dangerous is allowed to have a gun without us being able to expedite that process,” she concluded.