Florida governor breaks with NRA, backs tighter gun restrictions

Governor Rick Scott (Source: The Los Angeles Times)

From The Los Angeles Times: As teachers returned Friday to the Florida high school where a shooter killed 17 students and instructors, the state’s governor announced sweeping plans to tighten gun laws and bar anyone younger than 21 from purchasing a firearm.

The proposal marked a dramatic break with the National Rifle Assn. and comes after emotional appeals from students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Scott, a Republican and an NRA member, said his $500-million plan would raise the state’s minimum age to buy firearms, bar “violent or mentally ill” people from purchasing weapons and prohibit the purchase or sale of bump stocks.

For the complete story: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-florida-shooting-governor-20180223-story.html

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