The Florida House and Senate passed a new gun-control bill on Wednesday. SB 7026 The Majory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act passed the House 67-50 and the Senate 20-18 and will go to Governor Rick Scott’s desk. Governor Scott hasn’t said yet if he will sign it, “I’m going to take the time and I’m going to read the bill and I’m going to talk to families,” referring to the parents of victims from the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14, 2018.
The Majory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act includes the following:
- Bans bump stock, makes possession a felony as of October 1, 2018
- Raises the age to purchase any firearm from 18 to 21
- 3 day waiting period for all firearm purchases. Florida citizens already had a waiting period before taking ownership of a handgun.
- Give Law Enforcement the ability to take guns and ammo from people without due process
- Provides $400 million in funding toward more school resource officers and safety programs
Dick’s Field and Stream stores, Walmart, Kroger’s Fred Meyer stores, and L.L. Bean’s flagship store in Maine has all ended sales of firearms and ammo to anyone under 21. 20-year Tyler Watson has already filed suit against Walmart and Dick’s Field & Stream Stores or age discrimination in Oregon. Federal age discrimination laws, and laws in most states, don’t apply for people under 40, but in Oregon the “law prohibits age discrimination against the selling of goods to anyone above the age of 18.” In states with Private Right to Action people can be sue an FFL dealer for refusing to sell to someone under the age of 21. Those states are Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. A public entity can in Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia.
Bump stocks are illegal in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, Denver, CO and Columbia, SC.
Gov. Rick Scoot has 15 days to sign it the bill into law.
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