Florida Gov. Scott signs voucher & college aid bills

Alex Quesada  PolarisInvestors have been putting heat on gun manufacturers but whether that pressure will result in real changes is unclear

The introduction of the bill comes on the heels of the tragic high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 innocent students and faculty members dead.

A lawyer for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz wants a judge to stop authorities from releasing any more of his jail medical and behavior records. The new bill prohibits the sale of guns to anyone under the age of 21.

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

Gov. Rick Scott (R) is expected to sign the bill into law this week. The organization also said the bill works against the 14th amendment's equal protection clause by not allowing 18- to 21-year-olds who follow the laws to not buy a rifle.

The NRA argues people who are 18 years old are considered adults "for nearly all purposes and certainly for the purposes of the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights".

Retired prosecutor and Florida law professor Bob Dekle sees no legal issue with raising the rifle-purchase age to 21, saying, the framers of the Constitution intended for 21 to be "the age of being adult".

But the federal courts did not see it that way.

Seventeen people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside the Parkland high school on February 14. "I think what we did was constitutional, it was extremely impactful and it will go down-in five to ten years people will talk completely differently about the bill we passed, including the NRA", Corcoran told reporters shortly after the legislature adjourned its 2018 lawmaking session Sunday.

"This bill punishes law-abiding gun owners for the criminal acts of a deranged individual", executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Chris W. Cox said. "In those cases, it was youths aged eighteen to twenty years old".

It also extends the three-day waiting period to all long guns.

"And this is all while we're pledging our support for Second Amendment rights", he said, highlighting the fact that he keeps a gun underneath the seat of his vehicle and has a concealed weapons permit. But since then the Supreme Court has generally let lower courts determine what types of restrictions on gun ownership remain permissible under that interpretation.

Americans who view the ownership of military-grade assault weapons as more important than common-sense regulations surrounding their use have sued the state of Florida to prevent the enforcement of new gun laws. "I'm going to be an NRA member when I'm not governor", Scott said at the bill signing.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tiger Woods still brings ratings gold for golf
Mar 13, 2018 - 06:03
For the past few years, you could just about convince yourself that golf was doing just fine without Woods as a factor. The Masters Championship couldn't come any sooner.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Adult-film star offers to pay back alleged Trump affair hush money
Mar 13, 2018 - 06:02
Clifford to substantial monetary liability, which I intend to pursue", Cohen told The Washington Post last week. Mr Avenatti gave Mr Trump's lawyer until mid-day on Tuesday to answer the offer from Ms Clifford.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jeff Hardy Arrested for DWI
Mar 13, 2018 - 05:59
Hardy, 40, along with brother Matt and fellow WWE wrestler Bray Wyatt, recently taped vignettes for the upcoming WrestleMania 34. Hardy has had his driver's license suspended for 30 days, which is standard in North Carolina following a DWI arrest.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DeShone Kizer heading to Packers in Damarious Randall deal with Browns
Mar 12, 2018 - 04:35
Quarterback Brett Hundley was Green Bay's fifth-round pick after the team traded up to pick No. 147. Some reports indicate that the Packers will now pursue Richard Sherman for the open cornerback spot.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Stephen Curry to Sit Out vs. Trail Blazers, Timberwolves with Ankle Injury
Mar 12, 2018 - 04:33
Curry twisted his right ankle early in the first quarter during Golden State's 110-107 home victory over the San Antonio Spurs . Curry came down on his right ankle in an awkward way, and he went skipping past photographer's row and almost into the tunnel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kenyatta and Odinga vow to work out differences
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:08
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cancelled scheduled events in Kenya on Saturday because he is feeling poorly. On his part, Odinga vowed to be at the frontline to restore healing in Kenya.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rodrigo Duterte needs a psychiatric assessment
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:07
Roque said Corpuz landed on the terrorist list "because of intelligence information that she is somehow connected with the CPP-NPA".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years in prison
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:05
Shkreli received media attention when the company raised the retail price of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Some prospective jurors were excused for calling Shkreli a "snake" and "the face of corporate greed in America".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Florida Gun Legislation Heads To Governor After State House Approves Bill
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:05
The governor can not veto individual items in the bill itself, but he does have line-item veto power with the budget . Rick Scott signed a gun control bill on Friday (March 9) that aims to ensure school safety throughout the state.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'We forgot to attack in Basel clash'
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:05
Paul Lambert is confident Stoke can avoid relegation if they continue to show the spirit he has seen since arriving at the club. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola . "He has to grow up and be stronger, but the huge quality is there".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump questions violence in video games
Mar 11, 2018 - 01:03
Economic analysts warn that a trade dispute sparked by the tariffs could damage communities that backed the president in 2016. The National Association of Home Builders noted the tariffs would pile on more costs on builders and, ultimately, homebuyers.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mario Tennis Aces Pre-Launch Tournament Announced
Mar 10, 2018 - 01:21
This will be live streamed, so why not check it out? Also, Callie will now appear in Octo Canyon once certain conditions are met. The horror-puzzle game, Little Nightmares Complete Edition , is scurrying its way to the Switch sooner than you might think.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israeli Occupation Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian in West Bank
Mar 10, 2018 - 01:21
Four Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank, the ministry said. The border is a frequent site of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jennifer Garner responds to viral Oscar reaction shot
Mar 09, 2018 - 03:08
Jennifer Garner is now single after splitting with husband Ben Affleck in April 2017, after 12 years of marriage. Theory A has the actress thinking: "Congrats to Shape of Water! Maybe I should date a fish?" was the first.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Horner and Newey show off new Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro
Mar 08, 2018 - 01:40
Powering the Valkyrie AMR Pro is a naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine sourced from Cosworth. The existing Valkyrie was already described as a "genre-defining road-legal hypercar".