Florida Senate Bill 7026

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The Florida Senate Bill 7026 or the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act is a Florida bill to tighten gun control, school security and school safety.[1][2][3] The bill would ban bump stocks and raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21, among other restrictions.[2] It would also allow teachers who receive training to be armed. The Florida Senate passed the bill 20–18 in March 2018, three weeks after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.[2] The Florida House of Representatives passed the bill 67–50, with House Republicans voting 57–19 and House Democrats voting 10–31.[4] The bill was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on March 9, 2018.[5]

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  1. ^ Wilson, Kirby (March 9, 2018). "Rick Scott is set to sign the Legislature's gun bill. Here's what's in it". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Jarvie, Jenny (March 5, 2018). "Florida state Senate passes a Marjory Stoneman Douglas gun control act — and some call it an insult to its namesake". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Bousquet, Steve; Koh, Elizabeth; Mahoney, Emily L. (March 7, 2018). "Gun bill passes Florida House. Now governor wants to hear from Parkland families". Miami Herald. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Sarkissian, Arek; Caputo, Marc (March 7, 2018). "Florida House passes gun reform, school safety bill after lengthy debate". Politico. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Sanchez, Ray; Yan, Holly (March 9, 2018). "Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs gun bill". CNN. Retrieved November 9, 2018.