In wake of the Florida Shooting, Lawmakers agreed on Bill CS/SB 7026. The Bill was full of compromises to gain the ability to harden Florida schools. The “hardening” of schools refers to the ability to arm educators in hopes of stopping the next shooting. The bill has a provision that would allow schools to arm non-classroom faculty members, such as gym teachers and office administrators. But this allowance came at a heavy compromised price.
The bill’s primary shortcomings are an increase in the buying age to 21, a ban on bump stocks, and a three day waiting period to purchase a gun. So now Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, has taken the next step and signed the Bill into law.
So the NRA did what they do best and has come out against the new Florida Gun Law. They claimed that the new Law is unconstitutional. The NRA believes that the new law violates Floridians Second Amendment rights.
“Swift action is needed to prevent young adults in Florida from being treated as second-class citizens when it comes to the right to keep and bear arms.
The NRA’s argument is that raising the age from 18 to 21 prevents law-abiding citizens from purchasing weapons, which is their right to do and should not be taken from them just because of misuse by troubled individuals.
“Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Acton, has maintained that the bill “ punishes law-abiding gun owners for the criminal acts of a deranged individual.”
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The NRA also raises the point that the bill unjustly punishes women, who have a very low tendency for violence.
“The case is National Rifle Association of America, Inc. v. Bondi, and it has been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida.”