© 2023 90.7 WMFE. All Rights Reserved.
Public Media News for Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Florida Gov. Scott's Proposed Gun Safety Plan

File photo: Florida Gov. Rick Scott
File photo: Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott says $450 million of his plan would let local school districts beef up building security. Suggestions included: metal detectors and bulletproof glass.

"I want the local capital outlay dollars that come to our school districts, their first priority should be the hardening of the schools,” said Scott.

Protesters outside Scott's event included Tim Heberlein. The gun owner and husband of a teacher says Scott is missing the point.

"It's making our schools more dangerous and not even addressing what's going on here,” said Heberlein, “which is the accessibility to high power firearms."

Heberlein says he is protesting because Scott failed to address the issue of semi-automatic weapons after one was used in the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. There, 49 people were killed.

90.7 WMFE relies on donors like you. Your support allows us to provide independent, trustworthy journalism and fact-based content. Show your support today by contributing on a monthly basis or making a single online donation.