The Florida House has passed a bill allowing the arming of some teachers and school personnel. This comes after a deadly school shooting at a South Florida high school.
Senate Bill 7076 passed by a 67-50 vote on Wednesday evening, after over eight hours of debate, and will become law in 15 days unless Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoes it.
The new bill also imposes a three-day waiting period for all firearm purchases and raises the minimum age for anyone buying a shotgun or rifle from 18 to 21. It also bans the sale of bump stocks, which are used to convert a semi-automatic gun into an automatic one.
The left continues to push for a total gun ban, or further restrictions on general gun rights, but Florida has made a move in a different direction. By allowing teachers to be armed, a new method to stopping mass school shootings has been created. Taking our guns is not the only answer.
Levi Perry, owner and editor of The Daily Lev.