Florida Senate approves sweeping education and voucher bill

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"We must act swiftly and decisively to implement additional measures in schools throughout our state to give students, parents, and teachers the resources and peace of mind that they deserve".

The program would be voluntary, implemented only on the recommendation of the county sheriff and the school district.

While being grilled by Democrats, Sen. David Simmons. Simmons said people need guns to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. "We know that change from Congress is unlikely, there is no quick fix to the issue, but students here are anxious for their lives", the students said in a County 10 article.

The final vote on the bill won't happen until Monday. Tell legislators they arent listening to Floridians. He killed 17 students and teachers.

"Still want to have due process, but we want to make sure it is not tied up for months and months and months, and someone that could potentially be risky is allowed to have a gun without us being able to expedite that process". You don't add fuel to a fire that's already burning.

Pollack noted he has no problem with the students marching against guns once schools are made safer.

"We are many colors in this chamber".

The father of a Florida high school shooting victim accused mainstream media outlets Monday on MSNBC of taking "away from the focus of what's important to me" when they start "talking about gun control".

The Legislature wraps up its annual session on Friday. Many Republicans don't like the idea of raising the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 or creating a waiting period to purchase the weapons. Because of that word and the other exceptions, the change wouldn't keep guns out of classrooms entirely. "I strongly feel we are blessed to have both".

For the first time, even people who support the American Second Amendment agree that automatic weapons should not be available to civilians.

"Assault weapons are really killing machines". For that we check in with Sascha Cordner who's been following this afternoon's senate debate.

The 20-18 vote came after three hours of often emotional debate.

A conference committee was scheduled to meet late Monday to hammer out differences between the House and Senate as teachers and other public employees packed the state Capitol.

Sen. Jose Javier Rodríguez, D-Miami, said the proposal will "tie the hands" of lawmakers when they eventually address sea-level rise and climate change, which will only grow in cost. "We can all get behind (it) if we don't have something like this in it that splits us down the middle", Braynon said.

After almost eight hours of debate on the attempted amendments, Sen.

The provision in the K-12 bill decertifying teachers' unions was particularly controversial.

"Work with the president and fix the schools". That's always getting twisted into gun laws and gun control.

"They're going to do nothing". Lee's proposal to remove the issues failed.

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