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Law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, on Feb. 15, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. A day earlier a gunman opened fire in the school.
Pulse Shooting

Democrats Unveil New Gun Bills Tuesday With MSD, Pulse Survivors


“People like to say that wouldn’t have stopped Pulse from happening. That wouldn’t have stopped the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” said Brandon Wolf, a Pulse survivor. “Well nobody ever said one law in particular is going to end gun violence in this country. We have to take a comprehensive approach, and that’s why you’re going to hear several pieces of legislation talked about.”
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s Public Hearing


Hundreds of Floridians showed up earlier this week for the Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s final public hearing. Just over half of the 37 members of the CRC were there to hear public comment on issues ranging from a ban on greyhound racing to increased funding for cancer research. But the majority of the attendees were there to plead with the commission to regulate guns. Dozens of Parkland parents and teachers showed in support of a proposed amendment that would impose an age limit of 21 to buy a gun, require a 10-day waiting period for background check, and prohibit the sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. Last week Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that imposed a three-day waiting …
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Students in the Washington DC area at a protest organized by Teens For Gun Reform on Februray 19th, 2018. Photo: Lorie Shaull, creative commons
Intersection

Intersection: School Safety After The Parkland High School Shooting


As funerals were held for the 17 people killed in the Parkland high school shooting, students marched on Tallahassee demanding a law change. But where some are calling for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, the shooting has prompted a different response from others. Some law enforcement officers say it’s time to arm and train teachers to respond to a shooter.
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