If it even makes it to the floor for a vote, Florida House bill 7101 appears to be dead on arrival in the state legislature.
On the surface, the gun control bill seems like it would appease both the pro-gun and anti-gun lobby, but with emotions still being so high after the Parkland school shooting, both sides of the gun debate are ‘sticking to their guns’ on the issue.
That pun was intended.
Speaker Richard Corcoran, who is pushing the “game changer” bill, is one of the strongest supporters of increasing the number of school marshals
Republicans like Reps. Ingoglia and Fanta opposed the three-day waiting period purchase weapon, as well as the legal age being raised from 18 to 21. While most Republicans support allowing teachers to conceal carry, Gov. Rick Scott does not, and his opposition alone will probably move more GOP legislators to balk at voting in favor of the bill.
Just like in the DACA and immigration reform debate, Democrats they want it all. Democratic legislators want a full-on ban of AR-15 style weapons, just like they want full amnesty for all illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. No if’s and’s or but’s.
Should teachers be allowed to conceal carry a firearm? Take the poll!