MiamiHerald / Frustration, distrust and political maneuvering are starting to erode agreement on the Florida Legislature’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The fast-moving bills have minor differences but still must win over the support of Gov. Rick Scott, who opposes significant aspects. Both bills – SB 7026 and HB 7101 – will be heard in the respective chambers on Friday.
Tensions are mounting.
Of the 15 Democrats in the Senate, 13 said Wednesday they are threatening to withhold their support until Republicans agree to stronger gun controls. Two polls of Floridians show public sentiment is strong for tighter gun legislation. Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it would do what the Legislature won’t: ban the sale of semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity magazines from its stores. And some of the Parkland parents said they fear the tragedy has become a tool for gun rights advocates to introduce guns in the classroom.
Distrust threatend Florida's gun legislation
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