The measure has been controversial because lawmakers and Americans are divided on the issue. President Trump supports the proposal of training and arming teachers to better respond to future school shootings should they take place. Florida Governor Rick Scott outlined his proposal to strengthen school security on February 23rd, and he also made it clear that he does not support the suggestion. But, today, in a rare move, a Senate session has been called to discuss how the measure will move forward in a way to find a solution that would strengthen school safety and solve the issue of school shootings. This also comes at a time where tension is growing from protestors that are calling for stricter gun control laws.
Joe Negron, Senate President, sent out a memo yesterday morning announcing that SB 7026’s sponsor, Senator Bill Galvano requested “additional time to work on this important issue.”
Negron, in the memo, explained that “Holding a sitting on Saturday is the best option for both working within our existing rules and affording this legislation the serious time and consideration it deserves.”
And, the goal “is to ensure the Senate has ample time to consider this important bill.”
Both sides of the aisle will definitely have a lot to say, seeing how Americans have already voiced how polarizing the matter is.