Governor Scott Releases Statement on Gun Bill


SB 7026, also known as the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act,” was sent to the Governor’s desk.  The contentious legislation would allow some educators to be armed, raise the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21, expand the scope of the 3-day waiting period to cover most purchases, ban bump stocks, expand police powers to seize weapons, and potentially outlaw certain modifications.  It does not, however, ban assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, items which Democrats have considered a priority.

John Tupps, Communications Director for the Governor’s office, released the following statement:

“Our office has received SB 7026 from the Florida Legislature. The Governor is thoroughly reviewing the legislation. He will be meeting with victims’ families on Friday in Tallahassee before he acts. Our office will have more details as soon as they are available.”


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