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NRA sues over new Florida gun legislation

NRA sues over new Florida gun legislation

NRA sues over new Florida gun legislation

A Florida bill to tighten gun controls has been approved by the state's second legislative body - now only a veto by the Governor can stop it becoming law.

The bill raises the legal age to buy guns to 21 and would provide funding to arm some members of staff in public schools.

Legislators spent hours on a sweeping gun and school safety bill that they passed earlier this week and which was signed into law Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.

In this March 7, 2012 file photo, Illinois gun owners and supporters file out National Rifle Association applications while participating in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois state Capitol in Springfield, Ill.

The bill is less than what many survivors had sought. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said the same.

Bocka said the students want tougher gun control laws to " help keep kids safe in school as well as other places".

The bill narrowly passed the House and Senate, which formally delivered the reform package on Thursday. Florida's teachers union and the National Rifle Association are opposed.

Currently, a a person as young as 18 can buy a rifle in Florida, with no waiting period.

In schools, the measure creates new mental health programs and establishes an anonymous tip line for reporting threats.

The complaint says the new law prohibits law-abiding citizens between the ages of 18 and 21 from lawfully purchasing a firearm of any kind.

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"I am going to do what I think are common sense solutions", Scott said after the signing.

The bill automatically becomes law within 15 days unless the governor vetoes it.

"It's a call to action for all of us and we're honored to be just a small part of it to support them - and hopefully give them all a much bigger megaphone", Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

Authorities in Florida are releasing the panicked 911 calls related last month's deadly school shooting as a gun-control bill sits on the governor's desk.

Bans bump stocks, the modification device that converts a semi-automatic weapon into a fully automatic one.

"My precious daughter Meadow's life was taken, and there's nothing I can do to change that".

"Students across the country are legally required to be in schools that representatives refuse to take the action to protect", Anika Nayak, a Somerville High School student and one of the organizers, said in the statement.

Lawyer Jim Lewis said Thursday that Cruz asked the son of James and Kimberly Snead which classroom he was in and who his teacher was at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School just before opening fire February 14. He was scheduled to make his initial appearance before a judge via video conference on Friday on the attempted murder charges added this week by the grand jury. His attorneys have said he would plead guilty in return for a life sentence instead of the death penalty.

Prosecutors have not announced a decision. Calls came from students hiding in classrooms and parents who were getting calls and text messages from their children.

Grollnek said there are only three reasons a perimeter should be set up: if a manhunt is underway and police are trying to prevent the shooter's escape; if police want to prevent the scene from being trampled so police dogs can get a good scent; or in a hostage situation, to prevent innocent bystanders from getting shot in crossfire. "Oh my God. Oh my God", the mother says, raising her voice.

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