Florida Gov. Rick Scott Calls for New Gun Controls, More Cops in Schools

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, today announced a legislative agenda in response to the massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

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His plan includes new restrictions aimed at:

Those who other people think of as dangerous. “I want to create a new program in Florida—I call it the Violent Threat Restraining Order,” Scott said. “This will allow a court to prohibit a violent or mentally ill person from purchasing or possessing a firearm or any other weapon when either a family member, community welfare expert or law enforcement officer files a sworn request, and presents evidence to the court of a threat of violence involving firearms or other weapons. There would be speedy due process for the accused and any fraudulent or false statements would face criminal penalties.”

A handful of states already have similar laws. California, which has such a law allowing family members


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