With Florida Governor Rick Scott releasing a proposal to prevent future shootings, which included controversial measures such as banning “the purchase or sale of bump stocks,” President Donald Trump announced at yesterday’s Governor’s Ball that today he will be discussing school shootings with the nation’s governors in a meeting.
In his speech, he explained that “The governors – we’re gonna have a lot of meetings tomorrow. We’re gonna have some very important meetings. We’re gonna be talking about Parkland and the horrible event that took place last week.” He also added that “We have to end our country of what’s happening with respect to that subject, so we’ll be talking about that and many other things.”
As a result of the shooting, protests have erupted calling for gun control reform, and lawmakers have been scrambling in order to make proposals that will make a difference while also respecting American’s rights to bear arms.
The President drew some criticism for voicing support for gun reforms that include raising the age limit for people who want to buy high-capacity weapons. In addition, he also called for the Justice Department to explore ways where bump stock devices would be banned, mirroring Governor Scott’s own views.
At the Ball, President Trump thanked Governor Scott for the work he’s done and said that he’s “doing a great job.”