NRA files federal lawsuit challenging Florida gun-safety bill

Poll NRA members hold negative views of Parkland students

"Waiting periods, gun violence restraining orders, and 21 to buy a gun are what the people want", said Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), "but the gun lobby, the legislature and the governor must know that this is just the beginning and not the end of the response". "I'm an NRA member, and I was an NRA member when I became governor".

Boldrick had previously reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement last month, and she said the Broward Sheriff's Office assigned a deputy to patrol her neighborhood.

Scott had been opposed to the idea of arming teachers, promoted by Donald Trump in emotional White House meetings with the bereaved after the shooting.

Rick Scott signed a $400 million school safety package into law on Friday, marking the first gun control measures passed in the state in more than 20 years.

Lewis also said Cruz texted the son that he was going to a movie and then words like, "I have something big to tell you" but it was nothing bad.

But Scott said he is still "not persuaded" it's the right move.

Several students texted CNN's Dianne Gallagher with their excitement about Scott signing the measures.

By contrast, parent Jana Cox in Louisiana's Caddo Parish says few in the area would have a problem with the $24,000 in NRA grants that have gone to school JROTC programs.

"The effect of Florida's age-based ban is to impose a significant, unequal and impermissible burden on the right to keep and bear arms of a class of millions of law-abiding 18-to-21-year-old adult citizens", the lawsuit states, naming Attorney General Pam Bondi and Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen as defendants.

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The NRA argues people who are 18 years old are considered adults "for nearly all purposes and certainly for the purposes of the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights".

Marion Hammer, the NRA's Florida lobbyist, denounced the bill as an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment, and said it passed the House in "a display of bullying and coercion". He supported state laws that prohibited local governments from regulating firearms, prohibited doctors from asking their patients about gun ownership and allowed children to play with simulated guns in school.

"Females between the ages of 18 and 21 pose a relatively slight risk of perpetrating a school shooting. or, for that matter, a violent crime of any kind", says the lawsuit.

Among the many things the new law does is raise the age someone can purchase a firearm at to 21, though with some exceptions.

How did we get here?

And yet the Legislature did not, despite compelling pleas from Parkland and across Florida, act to significantly limit or restrict access to semiautomatic guns and the high-capacity magazines that have been used throughout the nation as weapons of mass destruction.

Student activists called the legislation "a baby step".

What reaction has there been?

The bill creates the guardian program that would enable school employees and many teachers to carry guns if they go through law enforcement training and their school districts agree to participate. The NRA claimed that this law does indeed violate the constitution and the 2nd amendment.

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