by Countable | Updated on 3.9.18
In response to the Parkland massacre that left 17 dead, Florida has passed new gun legislation: the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
Do you support these measures? Do you want to see your state pass similar legislation? Or do you side with the NRA, which resists proposals to raise age limits and waiting periods? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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This bill did not go far enough. All assault weapons need to be outlawed period. I will not vote for anyone that is funded by NRA.
FL RESIDENT HERE: I will take it as a good start in protecting the institution of public schools in Florida. Assuredly, we will demand more from our state politicians.
A sad day for young adults- the ability to defend themselves is being removed for doing NOTHING wrong.
I’m tired of people thinking that freedom to guns is or should be unbridled. Every right in the BOR is regulated and with good cause. Students give up a host of free speech liberties once they walk into school doors. Your right to privacy is far from absolute. One is precluded from smoking crack as form of religious practice. I don’t think the right to own guns should go away. But, the lingering notion that there should be next to no regulation is incredibly antiquated and disappointing.
Hopefully just a first step. Lawmakers need to see that they have much more to fear from the rational population demanding change than from the comparatively small population of NRA terrorists
Oregon passed gun control in response to the most recent school shooting. What Florida's republican leadership passed was more along the lines of NRA concessions. And it would appear, Florida's republicans are failing in passing sexual misconduct legislation as well.
I can’t understand for my life those who argue over their right to carry guns over public safety. It seems childish and utterly uncivilized. All civilized societies and countries have sensible gun legislation. Good for Florida. Now to ban the sales and ownership of weapons of war on the streets.
I support all of these measures except for the Guardian Program, which looks a lot like arming teachers. Arming teachers or having untrained civilians is a terrible idea!! If anything, you should increase the police presence in schools. I’m talking about actual cops not fake rent-a-cop-mall-security types which is what the Guardian Program sounds like.
I’m just going to rant here. To all those who call the NRA “terrorists” screw you. Not one mass shooter has been an NRA member nor a republican for that matter. The 2nd amendment is the most important amendment because it ensures that all the other amendments cannot be infringed since there is an armed citizenry ready and willing to defend their rights. And if you are stupid enough to think that a tyrannical government is a thing of the past wake up and smell the roses because in the 20th century big government was the second biggest killer only second to disease. Also in 2012 Venezuela took away private gun ownership and look at it now. People can’t even afford toilet paper or fight for their rights because only the government has the guns.
When an active shooter is in a school having armed civilians & police prowling the halls seems like a recipe for tragedy. I'm sure there will be a plan to keep police from mistaking teachers for the shooter. Police mistake innocent citizens for armed criminals every day.
It’s a start Still not enough If one more child dies or is in fear, it’s not enough
It’s a weak attempt. Pablum for the gun owners who will consistently argue the 2nd amendment was written in the event that the government creates more violent reactions to a government unsympathetic to the needs of everyone except the ultra rich. That we will rise in anarchy and hope to stage a coup. As if any army of private gun owners can win a conflict against the military. My fervent prayer is that Congress will ban large magazine weapons.
this is a fantastic idea. we’re not asking to completely take away your right to a gun we just want some limits on them for the safety of everyone
Misguided law. Hold the Feds, Sheriff, and school accountable for their failure.
Can you believe that the NRA has filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida for this new gun law. Please tell me how raising the age to purchase a gun to 21 is a violation of the 2nd & 14th Amendments? That's what the NRA is claiming. Not to mention the same bullshit line about punishing gun owners.
It’s a start, but not enough. #banmagizines #banmilitarystyleweapons #enough #Istandwiththestudents
This is completely unconstitutional! Shall not be Infringed! It will also do nothing to fix problem! The problem was and is Liberal Policies and until that is taken away nothing will change!
DUMP THE NRA!!!! FLORIDA IS DOING RIGHT AND I BELIEVE THE VOTERS IN FLORIDA, ALONG WITH MOST PARENTS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN, BOTH IN FLORIDA AND NATIONALLY, WILL SUPPORT YOU
Extensive scientific evidence shows that gun ownership is directly tied to higher rates of injury and death, and that gun regulations reduce the rates of injury and death. Raising the minimum age and banning bump stocks will reduce gun violence, but allowing anyone to carry more guns in schools in any capacity will only increase the risk for injuries. The idea that a “good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun” is great in theory, but it’s been proven wrong by the science.