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e Florida Senate on Monday is expected to pass new tough gun legislation, prompted by last month's deadly high school shooting in Parkland. The bill raises the minimum age to buy a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 and bans the use, sale, or possession of bump stocks.
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>> And we have a voice, too.>>
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>> The move's causing uproar among pro-gun advocates who held a Second Amendment rally outside the legislative building over the weekend.>> I understand that this is a very heated topic, especially after the Parkland shooting. It's such an atrocity. But we can't have our rights infringed.
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>> The debate growing contentious inside as well.>> A lot of our constituents back home wonder why we can't address guns?>> If I thought for one moment that if we banned assault weapons, then all of these tragedies would end, you would have me, I would be with you.
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But are we gonna ban fertilizer, which is what they used in the Oklahoma bombing?>> On Saturday, lawmakers rejected the most aggressive proposal, a ban on assault weapons and voted for a controversial measure to arm teachers. The bill reportedly also includes $400 million in funding for schools to address mental health issues.
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This comes amid criticism that the Broward County School System and law enforcement had not done enough in the face of numerous warning signs associated with accused gunman Nikolas Cruz.>> Watch out, watch out, watch out.>> If passed, the bill will then go to the Florida House for approval before being sent to Governor Rick Scott's desk.