Florida Plans More Gun Bills

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) recently spoke about the bill which was signed into power by Florida Gov. Rick Scott which raised the gun purchase age to 21. He called it “merely the beginning” of more to come regarding gun reforms.

“This provision that requires someone to be 21 to buy a gun would have prevented the 19-year-old shooter, who bought an AR-15 and used it to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas — that’s what the provision would have prevented,” Deutch stated. “The NRA has gone to court to overturn that provision. That, I think, says as much as you need to know about their approach to this issue and the fact that their focus today and always is on the profits of the gun industry ahead of the public safety of our kids, our teachers and our communities.”

“This legislation in Florida that the governor just signed is a good first step. But the NRA shouldn’t think, the gun lobby shouldn’t think that this is the end of the response to what happened in Parkland. This is merely the beginning.”