— ABC News (@ABC) February 23, 2018
In the wake of last week’s horrific high school shooting, Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) just announced a new proposal to prevent similar incidents going forward.
Scott said that the mandatory age to be able to purchase a firearm in the state will now be 21. Previously, it was 18 for some types of firearms and 21 for others.
“We will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older,” he said. “There will be exceptions for active duty and reserve military and spouses, National Guard members and law enforcement.”
The governor did not note whether this would applies to private sales — which would potentially be an easy loophole for those under 21.
Additionally, the Florida Republican stated that every public school will now be required to have a law enforcement officer on site at all times.
Scott also proposed $500,000 to help fund mental health and school safety initiatives.
“There is nothing more important than the safety of our kids,” he continued. “Our kids deserve nothing less.”
Watch above, via ABC News.
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