Florida lawmakers have been debating what to do about gun violence after the deadly February massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.
The Florida State Senate narrowly passed a bill earlier this week that would raise the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21, require a three-day waiting period for most gun purchases and ban the sale or possession of bump stocks. A controversial measure was added, however, that allows for some teachers to be armed.
The Florida House is having a harder time getting their version of a bill passed, after five contentious hours of debate. Democrats attempted to get dozens of measures attached, with language that would do everything from banning assault weapons to ensuring teachers won’t be armed at school. They were all defeated.
These defeats will no doubt displease the grieving Parkland students, many of whom have become actively engaged in fighting for stricter gun reform laws.
One Republican lawmaker, however, does not give one golden crap what they think.
Republican Rep. Elizabeth Porter lashed out at the “children” demanding gun control in an epic rant that, incidentally, included a rather humorous grammatical error.
“We’ve been told that we need to listen to the children and do what the children ask. Are there any children on this floor? Are there any children making laws? Do we allow the children to tell us that we should pass a law that says no homework, or you finish high school at the age of 12 just because they want it so?” Porter said.
“No. The adults make the laws because we have the age, we has the wisdom, and we have the experience.”
Yes, Porter did say “we has the wisdom” while condescending to grieving victims of a shooting massacre by suggesting they just want to “pass a law that says no to homework.”
Incidentally, many of the “children” Porter referred to will be 18 by the time Nov.’s election rolls around. Just saying.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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