The only person more dangerous than Florida Man is Florida lawmaker.
CNN reports that Florida lawmakers passed legislation to allow certain teachers and staff members to carry guns while in school. While teachers who "exclusively perform classroom duties as classroom teachers" won't be able to, others who participate in extracurricular activities will be able to participate in the program. The move comes after a school shooter used an AR-15 to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.
Since the shooting, many have called for common-sense gun control laws like not allowing the sales of automatic rifles. On the other hand, Trump has been pushing for arming teachers with guns to prevent further school shootings. Of course, teachers have rebutted by saying they don't need guns and they'd rather be "armed" with school supplies and higher salaries. Now, it seems only the former will happen.
The law, which is named after the school, also includes new restrictions on firearm sales. It requires one to be 21 years old to purchase a firearm rather than 18, mandates a three-day waiting period to buy firearms, bans the sale or possession of bump fire stocks (a part allowing a semiautomatic weapon to shoot faster like an automatic weapon), allows law enforcement more power to take weapons or ammunition from individuals deemed mentally unstable, and provides funding to schools for armed school resource officers and mental health services.
"We know that when it comes to preventing future acts of school violence, today's vote is just the beginning of our journey," said Ryan Petty, whose daughter was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. "We applaud the members of the Florida Legislature that courageously voted against their own political self-interest to do the right thing for the safety of our schools."
Now, Republican Gov. Rick Scott has 15 days to sign it and make it an official law.