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Trump backpedals on gun control tough talk

13 March, 2018, 06:03 | Author: Lloyd Doyle
  • Alex Quesada  PolarisInvestors have been putting heat on gun manufacturers but whether that pressure will result in real changes is unclear

As citizens, civic organizations, corporations and even financial institutions step up the pressure on USA lawmakers for common-sense gun regulation, the notorious National Rifle Association (NRA) has doubled down on their message of fear by suing Florida after the state initiated new gun laws in the wake of a recent deadly high school shooting massacre that killed 17.

Seventeen people were killed in that gun attack, attributed to a 19-year-old shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

Florida will create the nation's first ever private school voucher program for bullied students under a sweeping education bill signed into law Sunday by Gov. Rick Scott.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who is named as a defendant, said she was proud of the law. We call on more states to follow Florida's lead and create meaningful legislation to make all schools safer.

Hoffman declined to specify who was involved or he had spoken with about the endeavor, explaining that he wanted to reveal more information later in the month, but said he had held conversations with over 50 people. "We have paid a bad price for this progress". "These are notable Americans".


"They act quite frankly in some cases as a terrorist organization", said the CT governor, who has been a leading gun control advocate since the Newtown shooting.

Some Republicans opposed it because it contains new restrictions on guns, and some Democrats voted no because it will allow guns in schools and didn't include an assault rifle ban. Lawmakers also couldn't reach agreement on gambling bills, a ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure, a human trafficking bill that would let victims sue hotels who turn a blind eye to the illegal activity and a ban on texting and driving. "Thats really what we're trying to do".

That age difference has become a flash point in gun policy debates following the Parkland shooting.

The new Florida regulations also ban bump stocks, stipulate a three-day waiting period on every gun purchase in the state and streamline the ability of police to confiscate weapons and ammunition from those who are thought to be capable of violence. Scott said he objected to parts of the measure aimed at the state's 28 local colleges, including placing enrollment limits on certain four-year degrees offered by the colleges. Moskowitz said. "They know the world is paying attention".

"On the higher education we're gonna make permanent the expansion of bright futures making sure the we can cover the December sessions".

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