Florida lawmakers approve bill to arm teachers


ㅤ”The Florida House Appropriations Committee approved a bill Tuesday to implement measures to prevent future school shootings, including a $67 million program to train teachers to carry guns.
ㅤThe Tampa Bay Times reported that the Republican-controlled committee voted along party lines to approve a ‘school marshal’ program. The bill proposes putting 10 teachers trained to carry a gun in every school. The state’s Senate Appropriations Committee passed a similar bill on Tuesday.
ㅤThe state would reportedly cover the costs of background checks, drug testing, psychological exams and 132 hours of training, but doesn’t address whether teachers would have to buy a gun for themselves.
ㅤThe bill also includes provisions that impose a three-day waiting period for gun purchases in the state, raises the age requirement to buy a gun from 18 to 21 and calls for $400 million to improve school security.”

Full story at The Hill, image from pinterest(.com) – 2/28/18.ㅤTags: school shootings, florida, arm teachers.

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