Update: Florida Senate & House Approve Big Gun Bill: Bump Stock Ban, Age Restrictions, 3-Day Waits

UPDATE: 3/8/18

Looks like the Florida GOP-controlled House has followed suit, voting 67-50 to enact  the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.

As mentioned below, the 105-page bill contains measures to both improve school security and tighten restrictions on gun ownership.

One of our readers was specifically concerned about the portion of the bill that bans bump stocks and similar devices.  From the legislation:

790.222 Bump-fire stocks prohibited.—A person may not import into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a bump fire stock. A person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.741 775.083, or s. 775.084.

As used in this section, the term “bum fire stock” means a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimic automatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device.

The question is whether there is a grandfather clause for current owners of reciprocating stocks.  Doesn’t appear to be the case based on the text.

Gov. Rick Scott, meanwhile, will now review the bill and decide whether it’s worthy of his John Hancock.

“I’m going to take the time and I’m going to read the bill and I’m going to talk to families,” said the Republican governor.

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Things are moving fast in the Sunshine State.  The Florida Senate this week approved a comprehensive gun control package in response to the mass killing at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Narrowly, by a vote of 20-18, the Senate approved bills to ban gun sales to anyone under the age of 21, prohibit the purchase and possession of bump stocks and establish a three-day wait period for all gun buyers.

SEE ALSO: Florida Gov. Rick Scott Announces ‘Major Action Plan’ to Stop School Shootings

Along with those anti-gun provisions, the package sets aside $400 million for hardening schools and improving mental health services.  Funds may be used for mobile crisis teams, the purchase of metal detectors, bulletproof glass and the hiring of student resource officers, reports NPR.

Teachers are barred from carrying guns under a last-minute amendment proposed by Sen. Rene Garcia (R-Miami).  But other school personnel including support staff, those who are current or retired military and JROTC instructors would be exempt.

“The goal is to make sure that those instructional personnel that are in the classroom cannot participate in the program,” Garcia told The Miami Herald. “This is an opt-in program … It’s dependent on the school district and the sheriff to determine if it participates in the program.”

Legislation to ban black rifles and magazines with a capacity of 10 or more rounds was voted down.

The Florida House will now take a look at the legislation.  Given its tendency to lean pro-gun, it’s likely that more changes will be made to the package before it lands on the desk of Gov. Rick Scott.  Stay tuned.  The legislative session ends this Friday.  We’ll know how this all shakes out in the very near future.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • TommyTwoTimes April 6, 2018, 8:29 pm

    So, this October, it will be illegal to POSSESS a bump stock. So, the person who paid between 300 and 500 dollars for his or her stock, will have to either turn it in to the law, or give it away to someone out of state (a state that has yet to ban them). I do not see any of this happening. I do see several thousand Florida residents guilty of a third degree felony after October. It will be interesting to see how FDLE deals with all that.

  • jimmy March 11, 2018, 2:48 pm

    If you live in Florida and own a bump stock, rapid fire trigger such as binary, or an adjustable gas block, etc, you are now a felon in possession of an illegal device. Go look at the list of things they banned and it will boggle your mind.

  • Lib Knot March 11, 2018, 12:57 pm

    The Libs have almost got it right, we need more laws. Well at least one more. I don’t know why they haven’t thought of this before now. It’s really very simple to end all the school shootings while everybody keeps their guns. Make it safe to walk the streets a night. Even empty the prisons. Think of how much Tax Payer money could be saved on law enforcement by just passing one more law: Simply pass a law that would make it illegal to break the law…….problem solved

    BS you say……of course, but some seem to think that’s all it takes, just more laws.

  • Richard Escareno March 10, 2018, 12:27 am

    I’m disappointed with Governor Scott, in my view he caved in to the pressure to do something. The most harmful legislation is the age limit from 18 to 21. Outrageous! You are putting law abiding citizens @ risk, especially women Gov. Scott. Bumpstocks will do nothing because you can bumpfire a firearm without one. Now, adding more security in your schools is in the right direction. Have portable panic rooms in each classroom is something to consider. Having trained armed teachers, if they want to as a last resort is another reasonable option. More guns in the hands of law abiding citizens is the best remedy to against criminal behavior. Gov. Scott, your anti-gun laws will unfortunately do nothing in the end.

    • RANDY March 13, 2018, 1:53 am

      This is the first step to outlaw semi-auto’s. If NRA or any Libtard votes to outlaw bump stocks, they need to resign as they are not real Americans!

  • Winston March 9, 2018, 7:48 pm

    FL’s obedient Zio-liberal GOP governor Rick Scott did as he was told and signed the bill. Is calling him what he is against the gunsamerica code?

  • Winston March 9, 2018, 7:03 pm

    Apparently, FL’s liberal Zionist-controlled GOP governor Rick Scott signed the bill into law..

  • Athos March 9, 2018, 6:13 pm

    More children are killed or injured in the United States by texting while driving than gun violence in schools. A politician’s only goal is to be re-elected. A media outlets’ goal is to increase it’s audience. Unfortunately most Americans cannot see that. Laws only effect those who abide by the law.

    • Dan Muszynski March 15, 2018, 1:14 pm

      Don’t speak to loudly, cell phones and driving might be next!!!

  • Sonshine March 9, 2018, 5:43 pm

    Dumb Ass MF already have 15day wait in ca. the problem is they keep shootin the wrong people!!

    • Thomas Steinbeck March 14, 2018, 3:07 pm

      10 day wait

  • Leighton Cavendish March 9, 2018, 5:03 pm

    How will they stop criminals from ignoring the 3 day wait period???? LOL!!

  • Leighton Cavendish March 9, 2018, 4:57 pm

    3 day waits for concealed permit holders is just ridiculous…but whatever…right?

  • KEplus4 March 9, 2018, 2:52 pm

    Governor Scott, that bill is flawed. Bump stocks? What used one time in a shooting, it’s an inaccurate novelty item. You will find it’s unconstitutional to retroactively make something illegal at the very least. You could ban future sales but cannot force people to discard previous purchases. Note the 1986 NFA act banned further machine gun purchase but could not take previously purchased ones. The sneaky part of the bill is the add on to ban teachers from carrying firearms. The future will show that this is an effective deterrent. There’s zero evidence that armed teachers poses a problem.

    • Scotty Gunn March 10, 2018, 1:10 pm

      “You will find it’s unconstitutional to retroactively make something illegal at the very least.”
      They can do just that. Look at the Street sweeper shotguns,etc that they made NFA . They could do that with the bump stocks,too.

    • jimmy March 11, 2018, 2:43 pm

      You’re right, this is unconstitutional for them to make all these gun parts illegal. The new FL law bans adjustable gas blocks, binary, tac-con, Larue, geiselle, etc trigger systems. Bump stocks, trigger cranks, buffer springs, lightweight blt carrier groups etc. Guess who gave the Florida Governor the list of things to be banned? None other than the NRA. The NRA petitioned Obama’s ATF to ban these devices through regulation, but were told they can’t be banned. WHy does the NRA want these devices banned? It’s because they compet with the sales of the full autos owned by the NRA elite and big donors. When people can get rapid fire fun for a few hundred dollars, they stopped buying their 20 thousand dollar full autos, even if they could afford them. The sales on full autos tanked when these simulated full auto devices came on the market. NRA sold us out again. This list of items the NRA gave the FL governor to ban, is the same list they gave Trump to ban with an executive order.

  • Dave Brown March 9, 2018, 1:56 pm

    I do not walk Lock Step with any party, and yes I have Voted since I was old enough to have a Draft Card. The NRA brought me into Firearms around the age of 12, or 53 years ago. I own most everything, SKSs AKs, MAC, and so on. I own more then a few Pistol Arm Braces, and of course I never should them. Bump Stock, nope, and I knew it was only a matter of time and they would be off the market. Per the guy that owns some and he will use them on anyone trying to take them away, grow up. I can go burst or bump fire with a number of my guns, and I don’t need a bump stock to do so. As for FL changing the rules, Good. Been there and done that years ago. 3 day waits, age limits, short mags, none of it really hurt me nor the 2nd. Now if the NRA would get back to their roots and try to attract people into the Sports of Firearms I would be a member again. The 2nd was back in Black Powder Days, and not AR days. I own most but for some reason not an AR or at least not yet. Might be my SKSs and AKs, and yes one is a BullPup, and 2 or maybe 3 are short pistol type with an Arm Brace that I never Shoulder, but I digress. I guess I like the AK round as it punch holes in brick and steel.

    Now would I give up my firearms, NO. Do I expect Them to Try, NO. Do I think FL did the right thing, YES.

    • Stevie March 10, 2018, 11:02 am

      Agree 100%.

    • Facts March 10, 2018, 5:41 pm

      You are completely wrong about Florida doing the right thing. What is a family or single parent that has just graduated High School supposed to do for protection? More lives will be lost because of those gun free zones created by a stupid knee jerk reaction by a politician with no backbone. That is wrong. Can vote, can go to war, but can’t defend themselves until they’re 21? Get real and understand that is completely wrong. Mental health, people stepping up, parents stepping up, law enforcement doing what they should instead of not making the arrest so they get more money (another idiot program by Obama), FBI trying to control the country and oust Trump instead of doing what the Federal government’s number one job is, Protect America, there are many failures here, but penalizing 18-21 year olds because “feelings” is ludicrous. Cars kill far more teens, want to raise the driver’s license age to 21? You are really off base on this one.

  • fritz bousigschouer March 9, 2018, 1:26 pm

    again a complete fail! will not prevent any crime but possible harm millions of good people and is all in all complete illegal against the constitution “shall not be infringed”. any le and else that do harm good people by make such fake laws happen do a serious crime themselves.

  • ras March 9, 2018, 1:19 pm

    It’s obvious that the majority of gun owners are mad, disturbed and fed up with the continuing attacks on the 2nd amendment. But as I have been saying for quite a while, it does no good to complain and/or argue amongst ourselves. Cute comments like “we don’t need cars that go over X MPH, doesn’t do anything to stop the liberal Democrat, and Rhino gun grabbers from advancing their anti-2nd Amendment agenda. Facts won’t deter them from their final goal of total ban and confiscation of our firearms. They are focused, committed, passionate, and stand together as one voice. They have the media, academia, and Hollywood as their propaganda platforms. Billionaires like Bloomberg fund them with tens of millions of dollars. All that in striking contrast to pro-gun citizenry. But the biggest danger of all don’t come from the current Democrats in congress. Sure they will put out as many anti-gun bills as they can, but what is disturbing and may very well be the end of gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment as we know it, are the Republicans we sent to Washington to protect our rights. They have the House, Senate, and a President in the Whitehouse that ran on protecting the 2nd Amendment, yet it seems they forgot their pledges, and either roll over to the Democrats, or are ready to introduce anti gun bills of their own. Even the conservative majority of the Supreme Court refuse to hear any cases that address the unconstitutional gun laws already in place in states like California, Connecticut , New York , and others. This may not be something gun owners want to hear, but you can be sure, the days of owing firearms as we now it are in very serious jeopardy. More than ever, instead of infighting, and complain amongst ourselves, we must fight for our rights, and freedoms as never before. At the very least, we must make it clear to Rep Ryan and Senator McConnell that they must not allow any unconstitutional gun bills to ever make it to the floor of congress. Write to your own states representatives, even if you know they are anti-gun supporters, and what is really missing is what the gun grabbing movement has that gun owners don’t do or do well, is to organize at the local and state grass roots level. Educate people as to the dangers of giving up their rights and freedoms to an out of control government. Then, maybe we have a chance of turning this around in our favor.

  • luckieboy March 9, 2018, 1:03 pm

    i have lived in maine all my life. i have held firearms in my hands since old enough to understand the responsibility of so doing. about 12. firearms have always been a part of my life and that of my three children. so as i direct my concerns to those who cassify all northerners as blue liberals, understand you put your trust and faith in elected officials who only now show their true colors. i now find it necessary to purchase an”assault type” weapon solely because i don’t like the idea of someone who has never held a firearm telling me it is against the law to own. if our lawmakes ever gave it any thought as to why the sales of ar-15 firearms have spiked in recent years their clearly transparent ways and means processes are to blame. i suspect you good old southern boys don’t like the notion of being TOLD what to do understanding you are perhaps MORE law abiding than those governing. when they come for my guns the last one will need to be pried from my dead body. now i going to buy a bump stock. good luck in your fight

    • KEplus4 March 9, 2018, 2:31 pm

      I agree with you from Maine too. I bought two bump stocks not because I need them but because they want to ban them. What if I want one someday? Well now I have it. CRITICAL: I don’t know for sure but what if these shootings are allowed to go forward (Liberal Sheriffs men sat outside while people were murdered) FBI ignored the threat. An investigation needs to look into Cruz’s social media accounts. I am betting dollars to donuts they’ll find someone that was egging him on. Someone telling him to do it. The public has a right to know. After seeing all that’s going on in the Government I can’t discount the idea. Why do the high profile AR shootings happen at the perfect time before major elections? AG Sessions please make an effort to find out if there’s anything to this

      • Paul Heinz March 9, 2018, 4:53 pm

        Don’t forget to make belt loops on your pants illegal as they can be use to do the same thing bump stocks do. These new laws regarding the sale of firearms do nothing to solve the problem. Did this killer actually buy the firearm three days prior to committing murder? I do think we know where the governor of Florida stands. He plans to do something that will in the end nothing to deter a determine killer in terms of the new legislation regarding fire arms in Florida. That said people of Florida you elected him now live with your choice, I do know he will not win his next campaign without your vote. The house in Florida can still save this travesty. Harden the schools Have more than one cop for over 3,000 students make a arrest in spite of what your sheriff tells you.Unfortunately we choose to ignore the real reason this happened and are doing nothing to change that. Laws that are not enforced along with arrests that are not made simply to make the statistics look good are the true problem.

  • Jimbo March 9, 2018, 1:02 pm

    Already having experienced first hand the tyranny of Governor Cuomo in New York State, this gun owner has sympathy. Law abiding gun owners fought and fought, but it didn’t do any good. The media is directing the outrage.

  • Z March 9, 2018, 12:48 pm

    What’s a “bum fire stock”? How do you install a “metal sector” at a school?

  • JGinNJ March 9, 2018, 12:30 pm

    Far more lives could be saved if children under the age of 25 were not allowed to buy cars. While this sounds ridiculous, just wait in 10 or 15 years when self driving cars become the norm and for safety considerations, to save lives, it will become illegal to drive if you are under 25.

    • RANDY March 13, 2018, 2:00 am

      We need to outlaw cell phones to people under 18 or 21. After all, those are the worse offenders in just about every area when it comes to cars, motorcycles, and yes, even more suicides than ever before by bullying texts.

  • David German March 9, 2018, 12:30 pm

    I heard one member of Florida’s Senate proposing a ban on the 5.56 or .223 ammo Instead of the AR. He is really trying to disarm Citizens. If a Representative is not protecting the Constitution, it means he shouldn’t be holding an office in the State!

    • Bennie McDowell March 9, 2018, 3:38 pm

      Who was it??

  • Goose March 9, 2018, 11:57 am

    I would like to ask someone out there that really knows, how does this ban affect the Federal approval of those items for all, or does the Federal branch just sit there and let Governors refuse us our lawful right with no compensation? or like the Fed does in California, Maryjane is not legal under Federal statutes but they just sit back and let it happen, its like booth bodys act like it is a divorce and we the people (like the children) in the middle get screwed!!

    • Z March 9, 2018, 1:36 pm

      The federal government routinely raids cannabis dispensaries in CA. They wait until they have a certain level of income/assets. As far as the firearms regulations, any rights not reserved by the federal government are the purview of the states. I.E., the states can pass more restrictive.

  • Jaque Bauer March 9, 2018, 11:56 am

    Each day that passes a few more republicans expose themselves to be Marxist rats. If he signs the bill Rick Scott the Governor of Florida will cement his name into the Marxist hall of fame. The bump stock bill as written by the Florida legislature gives government a broad swath to ban trigger packs and even gunsmithing operations that would reduce trigger pull weight therefore making it easier for the user pull the trigger faster than they would in a stock weapon. The proposed law does not establish what constitutes a minimum rate of fire for a firearm. Each user will differ in how fast they can pull a trigger. What about gas systems and muzzle breaks and compensators. They have the potential to alter firing rate. And buffers.

    The age change to 21 will be challenged as unconstitutional because it is. But so are hundreds of other laws that are enforced every day.

    Rick Scott is in his last term as governor and is vying to grab a US senate seat. Will he pander to the gun grabbers and hoping to draw votes from centrist democrats or will he veto the bill in the hope republicans put him into the US senate. I think he will lose votes no matter which way he turns.

    The feckless politicians have ignored the root cause of the school shootings and instead used the incidents not to save lives but to advance their goal of our total enslavement. Americas future can be seen in the history of prior police states.

    • Winston March 9, 2018, 7:09 pm

      Evidently, he pandered as was instructed to do. He wants to be a US Senator and join the liberal American East Coast multi-millionaire club.

  • MJ March 9, 2018, 11:05 am

    More laws to add to the other laws that don’t work? Laws only restrict the law abiding, when will these idiot politicians figure that out?

  • Winston March 9, 2018, 10:51 am

    Transient-filled FL’s adult-led government is the enemy since they failed to intervene at the neighborhood level, school level and local PD and county levels who admittedly failed to bring Cruz in for making threats and also for shooting other peoples’ animals. The FBI failed to even interview Nikolus Cruz after the ‘I want to be a professional scholl shooter’ video claiming it wasn’t a real name. ( What do these people get paid $80,000 +/ year to do? Oh yeah, they allege that cheap Russia-Russia-Russia click bait advertising on moronic Facebook changed Hillary’s chances of beating Trump that they are busy with ). Bump stocks had nothing to do with Cruz. The GOP down there are liberal derelicts.

  • Alej March 9, 2018, 10:30 am

    Obviously, the flood of Yankee immigrants into Florida has begun to take its toll.

    • Ronald March 9, 2018, 10:54 am

      I know…law makers should outlaw guns just like they did drugs 50-60 years ago……it worked for the drug problem so why not?

    • Winston March 9, 2018, 10:56 am

      You are quite correct. It is the decades-long invasion of feminized men and their ill-mannered fat children from up north.

  • KimberproSS March 9, 2018, 10:23 am

    This guy enters a school with a rifle and shoots up the school with a weapon he purchased some time ago legally, a semi-auto. So to appease the gun grabbers the Florida Government implements a 3 day waiting period, bans bump stocks or other accessories that might increase rate of fire over fast finger action and prohibits educators from carrying a firearm. How does any of that even begin to address the issue of a sociopath entering a gun free zone and murdering a bunch of innocent people? Why didn’t they include banning box knives form schools and pressure cookers also? Now hardening the schools, that makes sense. This other is BS and all this did was nibble away at freedom. It boggles the mind to hear school teachers rant on possibly having a firearm in a classroom. I guess the progressive liberal would prefer to be a martyr, taking the first shots of a sociopath before shooting up the rest of the class vs. being able to defend the classroom as a last resort.

    • James March 9, 2018, 11:15 am

      First I would like to change the conversation from pro-gun to pro-rights and anti-gun to anti-rights. School teachers should have the option to opt in or opt out of participation in having a firearm discretely placed in their classroom. Security especially first line security is the deterrent to stopping a criminal or a coward from even thinking of bringing a gun to a school to murder innocent people ! Metal detectors and a guard should be present at all times school is in session to secure a one point of entry and exit being the only point of entry/exit allowed , security is the only sensible answer. Anti-rights legislation only infringes on the rights intended by the founders in the Bill of Rights guaranteed in the constitution, it is knee jerk and feel good legislation that does nothing to protect the innocent children in our schools. Last we need to investigate what is happening in our learning institutions that would cause a student to come into a school he has attended or is attending to execute such a horrendous act.

  • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:23 am

    Don’t just vent on this comment board. Write/call ALL your state & federal reps. to voice your sentiments on this. I did.
    The Left is very organized and aware that the “squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

  • westelli March 9, 2018, 10:12 am

    All you need to “bump-fire” is to hook your thumb around a belt loop, will this make you a “Class 3 Felon” also????????

  • Daniel BeauDean March 9, 2018, 9:49 am

    Just take my property with no compensation?? If my state or the Feds just take my bump stock withOUT compensation, how is this constitutional ? Rhetorical , I know.

    5th Amendment
    “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

  • PhantomPhlyer March 9, 2018, 9:37 am

    Hmmm. Better read the law carefully. It defines bump stock asANY device that increases rate of fire. Don’t fool yourself that this was not intentional. You can bet that someone (liberal judges) will interpret this very broadly. There will be no binary triggers allowed either.
    This is another ‘nose of the camel’ wherein the GOP RINO’s got hoodwinked (voluntarily?). Sure glad I do not live in FL.

  • Robert J. Lucas March 9, 2018, 9:27 am

    The oligarch’s have betrayed their oath to the American public, it does not matter if they are Republican or Democrat, or any other party. They took an oath to protect the Constitution of the United States of America, not a reinterpretation of. The old worn out cry, is that these documents were written when the technology of firearms was the musket, this is a moot point and has no basis or foundation.
    Our Four fathers who constructed these documents had more intelligence in the tip of their little fingers than the entirety of the Republican/Democratic parties combined.
    Once the unraveling begins, it is hard to stop. 1.) Bump Stocks, etc., etc. ……………. Until there are no components to construct firearms of any sort not even a musket. Everyone involved in these knee jerk responses should be voted out in the next election cycle. The oligarch’s have LIED again and do not deserve the positions that they have been elected to.
    Any teacher willing to participate in firearms training should exercise their Second Amendment Rights, and should not be impeded by these self-indulgent politicians, that are protecting no one with their poor decision’s.
    Political Oligarch’s=Do What I Say, Not What I Do. ………………………………….

    • James March 9, 2018, 11:21 am

      If security doesn’t work then all politicians should give up all their security and see how that works. If it doesn’t work then we’ll get term limits without having to pass a law that will never happen !

  • ron March 9, 2018, 9:25 am

    It would be interesting to ask “if there was not such a thing as an ar 15, do you think the parkland and vegas shootings would have still have happened?”..i would expect the answer to be either “no” or ” probably but not as many people would have been injured or killed”..how many is acceptable? 5? 4? 3? 10?..my answer is “0” is acceptable !! Guns are here to stay and we have to control the people that misuse them..after 911 they didn’t ban airplanes or box cutters..security was imposed to control the scumbags..with millions of people there is always going to be a few rotten apples and how are they going to be found? In most cases they will not . so if they use sling shots, they can ban them..security is one option that works…another is build more prisons..control the criminals..look at how many criminals have been arrested 30-40 times get out of jail and do it again..catch and release..even murderers , child sex offenders like that multiple offender who just got out of prison and took the little girl out of walmart raped and killed her in florida….the parkland shooting was horrible so the law makers know something needs to be done even if what they do is wrong or not going to help. just do something ,anything to get the votes and try to look good…sad

    • OlCrustyVet March 9, 2018, 10:55 am

      So true, my friend.
      What we have here ‘IS A BUNCH OF TRAITORS to OUR CONSTITUTION and BILL OF RIGHTS.’
      STAND UP PATRIOTS. FIGHT THIS EGREGIOUS SLAP TO THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE.
      A firearm is a TOOL THAT DOES NOT OPERATE BY ITSELF… IT is the PERSON THAT COMMITS TO THE ACTION or OPERATION OF SAID TOOL. Hence, IT IS PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE BARRED, NOT THE TOOLS.
      GEORGIA HAS IS RIGHT…SEE LINK…

      https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/398495/georgia-town-guns-are-law/

    • James March 9, 2018, 11:29 am

      Kennedy was not assassinated by an AR 15, Regan wasn’t shot by an AR 15 evil will always find a way, security is the only common sense answer, feel good anti-rights legislation does nothing to keep firearms from the hands of criminals or cowards all it does which I believe is the goal of the anti-rights left is, infringe on the rights of innocent citizens denying their rights to person protection guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.

  • John m March 9, 2018, 9:24 am

    …as I looked in the mirror, I saw my enemy and he was me… if we have the right to keep and bear arms, we also have responsibility to prevent them from falling into unsafe hands. I agree with some of the points of this bill – I’m also concerned as to the tendency to Overreact as we too often do…

    • Joel Lowery March 9, 2018, 10:08 am

      When I was much younger, mass shootings occasionally occurred. The weapon of choice back then was usually an M1 carbine or sometimes a shotgun. Outlawing a particular type of weapon isn’t going to change anything. In countries where guns are not easy to obtain, you still have mass killings. The perpetrators just use a machete, a butcher knife, a bucket of gasoline, or whatever other type of weapon is available. Gun control laws change nothing, other than making it harder for law abiding citizens to defend themselves.

      • OlCrustyVet March 9, 2018, 11:37 am

        Indeed…no truer words.

    • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:30 am

      When ever more ineffective gun-control laws are enacted, and Fail, they will move to incrementally ban everything(the end-goal).
      You don’t suppose that if the next crazed mass-shooter uses a bolt-action sniper rifle w. a scope, the idiots won’t move to ban All scopes and those “killer” rifles?
      Better look in the mirror again, John, and question your current opinions.

    • Sonshine March 9, 2018, 5:54 pm

      Killafornia already has a 15 day wait!! goe for the prison system too,they kill get out in 15 days and kill again,the Revolving door of Killafornia judicial system brought to you by our sponsers Jerry Brown,Kevin de Leon,Nacy Pelosy,Dian Fienstien,etc. etc. etc.

  • Richard Risler March 9, 2018, 9:24 am

    Lets see The Promise Program, the county sheriff department bad leadership and organization, the Trump FBI all failed in this event. But law abiding citizens are held accountable, and they are not even mentioned in the law. The teachers are good enough to teach their kids but not smart enough to carry concealed. The 19 and 20 year olds can now be killed in the military and vote for more socialism but they are not mature enough to own a firearm. When do the student protests start. Why did they not go on everything until age 26 when these kids can no longer use mommy and daddies health insurance. I think they have started a slippery slope event that will give Florida to the democrats at both state and federal level in 2018 mids. Yes I know I am just a retired old City Police, County elected sheriff and State worker so my opinion is not worth much.

  • Daryl Poe March 9, 2018, 9:17 am

    Take the word \”Public\” out of the \”M S D High School Public Safety Act\” and create the \”M S D High School Safety Act.\”DO SOMETHING to protect the children without taking away law abiding citizen\’s right to protect themselves. Hire retired police, veterans and national guard, give them a job protecting all school entrances, and school shootings would end. This isn\’t rocket science.Regarding \”gun control,\” ask your Legislators if they would be willing to issue a rifle to every adult citizen that wants one, and teach the citizenry how to use it.

    • Tony March 9, 2018, 9:30 am

      You are correct. Chain link fences around ALL school buildings with at least 2 or more gates with armed security, and security cameras. At least 2 M16 armed National Guard, or Reserves inside the fenced area, always one to front and one to rear of each school. End of school shootings! People trained to get the job done should a threat appear!

  • Jeremy March 9, 2018, 9:17 am

    All it takes is one state to pass these bans, and add a whole new list of laws. Others states will soon follow. Those of us who support the 2nd amendment need to toughen up! We will soon be the outnumbered. Because letting your Republican senators know how you feel doesn’t help. Those of you who think Trump is going to help need to wise up also. He’s just a Hollywood business man playing politics. The only thing keeping me from owning a sport shooting rifle is, I cannot afford one. Otherwise there would be more than one in my gunsafe right now. Get ready people, things are going to get real tough on those of us who support the second amendment in the near future.

    • Goose March 9, 2018, 12:22 pm

      Jeremy I think you might be right! and could it be a movement to remove all public weapons? and do you think all those boys got together and wrote the Constitution because they had nothing better to do? it as you well know was done so no groupe could put the PEOPLE under there thumb again!

  • Daryl Poe March 9, 2018, 9:15 am

    Take the word “Public” out of the “M S D High School Public Safety Act” and create the “M S D High School Safety Act.”

    DO SOMETHING to protect the children without taking away law abiding citizen’s right to protect themselves. Hire retired police, veterans and national guard, give them a job protecting all school entrances, and school shootings would end. This isn’t rocket science.

    Regarding “gun control,” ask your Legislators if they would be willing to issue a rifle to every adult citizen that wants one, and teach the citizenry how to use it.

  • SigStu March 9, 2018, 8:56 am

    So then, they’ll also have to confiscate guns from everyone 18-21 who already has purchased them too.

    And now i’m gonna have to vote for whatever Cuban-Mexican the democrats run against Dick Scott.
    Thanks Dick!

    • Dr. English March 9, 2018, 10:04 am

      I understand your inference but you don’t have to vote for anyone.

  • gerry mcnice March 9, 2018, 8:30 am

    2nd amendment gives you the right to have guns…..but if the government was smart, control the magazines and ammo. and you indirectly controlling guns. 5 shot mags only and if you want more than one find out why.

    • Stan March 9, 2018, 9:57 am

      Thanks for your BS Progressive-Socialist Liberal input.

    • Dr. English March 9, 2018, 10:14 am

      Oh yeah? We can hand load ammo. You’d be surprised how many rounds a person can churn out in an hour. Be extension,you would then want the “government” you seemingly admire to regulate the sale of components such as powder, primers, bullets. After that you’d want the banning and confiscation of reloading presses and all reloading equipment. Good luck with that. Magazines? A skilled person with metal forming knowledge and some spring steel could manufacture magazines that would probably be functional. Note I said “probably”….nothing is certain. Using your “logic” the answer to drunk driving is to continue to sell cars and trucks but cease the sale of gas.

    • Winston March 9, 2018, 11:10 am

      An American Neo-left troll and cultural Marxist weighing in from some rot-filled US “university” campus.

    • David German March 9, 2018, 12:43 pm

      I am sure if your home is invaded by criminals, they would only have 5 bullets in each magazine only, the same as you, that way you would feel safer, right?

  • Gary March 9, 2018, 8:21 am

    So if living away from mommy and daddy and under 21 you must rely on someone making a ‘straw purchase’ to have the ability to defend yourself.
    One way to encourage the kids to stay home, I guess.

  • Mike March 9, 2018, 8:15 am

    Feel good bullshit legislation that gives the anti gunners what they want. A piece an accessory. You watch. Here comes the onslaught of more chipping away at the accessories. Next will be the grips and collapsible stocks. Then when this fails to stop these shootings the gun. They know it we know it. They are just playing a game. They know this won’t work and all they have to do is sit back and wait for it to fail. In the mean time they get to look like they did something and can say they did. Gun owners in Florida you are being placed on the endangered species list

    • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:04 am

      I called Sen. Nelson’s(D-FL) office in DC and spoke(actually argued) at length with one of his staffers. Nelson, who claims to be a hunter & gun owner, walks in lock-step with the idiot Dumocrat gun-banners.
      The staffer claimed, among other ignorant ideas, that pistol grips make guns more lethal(!).
      As Glenn Beck said yesterday, these people screaming for “gun control” know Nothing about guns. Of course, those of us who have even one eye open know that’s irrelevant to them.
      They are Socialists who’s Real agenda is to disarm the public. Period.

      • Athos March 9, 2018, 7:37 pm

        You got that right, Bill Nelson is a first class tool of a pathetic human being!

  • Mdsnell March 9, 2018, 8:14 am

    As I read this I’m thinking I WILL take hard note of anyone who voted for this knee jerk poorly written crap 💩 so that I can still except use my right to vote the communists out of office before they take that right away.

    • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:09 am

      Don’t wait- tell your rep. NOW that you’re opposed to their plans.

      • Mdsnell March 10, 2018, 10:44 am

        Stan – No worries – I communicated with all of them prior to the vote and will most certainly follow up now. Interestingly I only heard back from 2 of them and only one of the 2 who bothered to respond demonstrated he actually read my email by commenting on the specifics in my communication.

        The lemmings who didn’t have the backbone to stand up for the people’s rights during the onslaught of the emotional pleas of children clearly uninformed about the purpose of the US constitution – it’s amendments – and the reason for them – must be removed from office.

  • Jondarmes March 9, 2018, 7:55 am

    KNEE-JERK BUFFOONS: The only thing this shows is that Floridians prefer IGNORANT anti-constitutionalist gutless pandering trash in their legislature by a margin of 20-18. What about the Las Vegas, Orlando, Charleston & San Bernardino shooters and what do the bump-stocks have to do with anything?? You just can’t fix STUPID!! Thank You for disenfranchising a whole sector of your constituents because you think it makes you look like you care and it’s easier & cheaper than actually doing something that might work. It’s an election year, VOTE THEM OUT!!! MAGA, OR ELSE!!!

  • E.P. March 9, 2018, 7:42 am

    “Teachers are barred from carrying guns under a last-minute amendment proposed by Sen. Rene Garcia (R-Miami). The goal is to make sure that those instructional personnel that are in the classroom cannot participate in the program.”
    Say what? What kind of goal is that?? Their goal is to PREVENT brave teachers from volunteering to participate?? Make no sense … but the dopes nod their heads and approved it.

    • Scotty Gunn March 10, 2018, 1:16 pm

      They hate everyday citizens defending themselves. Negates the need for big government to step in.

  • KIM March 9, 2018, 7:41 am

    NOW THAT THEY TELL ME I CAN’T HAVE ONE, I WILL GET ONE FOR EACH AR-15 THAT I OWN

    • joefoam March 9, 2018, 8:54 am

      Kim-Read the text of the bill. Possession alone is a third class felony. If you run out and buy one and the bill passes you instantly become a felon and your rights to own guns will be stripped from you for being a felon.

    • Matthew March 9, 2018, 8:58 am

      I plan to as well. Fuck them.

  • Gary C. March 9, 2018, 7:31 am

    Politicians are always attempting to beat back our 2nd amendment rights. Remember, if they take an inch, they look to take a mile. Never never never stop the fight to protect your 2nd amendment rights. Punish the majority for the deplorable, disgusting, acts performed by a very few mentally deranged individuals.

  • Joseph Kiesznoski March 9, 2018, 7:04 am

    complete moron politicions running amok.

    • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:13 am

      Most of them are spineless whores.
      I guarantee you that if a few thousand scumbags made a lot of noise and “occupied” the admin. building in Tallahassee, the pols would pass legislation allowing defecating anywhere in public spaces legal.

  • Larry Soper March 9, 2018, 7:02 am

    Florida legislators believe anyone under the age of 21 is not mature enough nor responsible enough to purchase any type of rifle or handgun. However they feel these very same underage persons are mature and responsible enough to exercise a far more dangerous right. The right to vote and enter the military at the age of 18. So Florida where is the legislation to restrict anyone under the age of 21 from entering the military? Where is the legislation to restrict anyone under the age of 21 from voting?

    • Jim Rogers March 9, 2018, 7:58 am

      Do not understand them not being grandfathered in. 99.9% use these weapons to go out to the RANGE not taken in schools. A question for ANYONE to give a unstandable explanation. Do you think for 1 min that if a thug wanted ANY type weapon they would have it within the day or sooner. That puts what you want to do somewhat useless except for the thugs,robbers,First responders being. Some civilians have save these people along with other civilians. RETIRED LEO 20YRS i have no idea how other LEOs feel about this but maybe we will hear from them.

    • goose March 10, 2018, 12:22 am

      Im Confused does this mean Florida state Guard and us army bases in florida cant issue a weapon to anyone under 18 ??

      • goose March 10, 2018, 12:24 am

        NO NOT UNDER 21 STUPID!

  • redmanrt March 9, 2018, 7:01 am

    I wouldn’t put a bump stock on my AR because I don’t like the idea of wasting ammo and burning up my barrel.

    • Ronald Ingram March 9, 2018, 7:43 am

      Well good for you.
      (He says as he rolls his eyes at the 2 cents you just wasted.)

  • Roger J March 9, 2018, 6:54 am

    Scratch one more free State from the list. Nice going Republicans. I hope your constituents are taking notice.

    • PhantomPhlyer March 9, 2018, 9:20 am

      Please don’t confuse Florida with a true ‘free state.’ Bear in mind that Southern Florida does not have a ‘southern’ tradition. The further south you go in FL the further north you go.
      Most of southern FL is BIG BLUE New York (City) liberal transplants particularly the area around Broward County and the I-4 corridor.
      Florida is hardly a red or free state. I’m guessing we could set up a ‘Daytona parallel’ to divide the state. 😉

      • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:16 am

        It is only the large urban pop. centers that go that way. This is true all over the country. Why we have an Electoral College, and why the Progressive-Socialist Liberals want to do away with it.

    • Z March 9, 2018, 9:31 am

      So during every and any coming vote – ban dems and repub in one sack !!!
      Vote independent !

      • Dr. English March 9, 2018, 10:17 am

        Oh yeah…..that’ll work for sure. Sarcasm intended.

  • Dr Motown March 9, 2018, 6:51 am

    So, a deranged person is suddenly going to become “normal” @ 21? Once again, politicians “doing something” that has no rational basis…

  • John March 9, 2018, 6:46 am

    They didn’t hurt no one but the law abiding citizens of Florida.

    • Stan March 9, 2018, 10:19 am

      Here’s a question for you: When do law-abiding citizens draw the line and disobey draconian laws that violate their natural & written rights?

  • Pseudo March 9, 2018, 6:45 am

    Wow! I feel safer already, knowing that the media can no longer say someone was shot by a “teenager” I guess the new manta will be shot by a “young person!” Plus it is a big plus knowing that any criminal had to be at least 21 and had to wait three days before playing thug. But, then again the Parkland shooter, Cruz did not violate any of these laws, all were legal purchases.

    Why does the law abiding citizen get held responsible the actions of brain dead parents? Why is the AR rifle the culprit, might it have something to do with it being used in so many video games. Jail more parents, especially the boo who crying parents if he was “basically a good boy” when he has multiple previous arrests?

  • Joe March 9, 2018, 6:28 am

    When I left the liberalized tax crazy state of Maryland thirty years ago I figured I’d never have to see this type of anti gun attitude again. Enter twenty million northerners and now Florida is becoming another liberalized anti gun shit hole. I’m too old to relocate again. God dammed northerners…..

    • Mike B March 9, 2018, 7:47 am

      LMFAO! That’s some funny s*+= right there! I love it and feel the same way just didn’t know it yet. I too come from the north and as soon as I could I fled The crazy liberals in trasacussetts!

    • Tom Hart March 9, 2018, 8:48 am

      The same can be said for PA and VA!
      Assholes move in from communist states like vermin and infest a perfectly free state into a blue shit hole. Look at what Californians did to CO, NM, OR & WA.

      • James March 9, 2018, 9:56 am

        Free staters are a funny bunch. You look at California, New York, and other liberal states saying dumb shit like “I hope you fall into the ocean”. You don’t donate to pro 2A orgs and you feel brave in the comfort of your “free state”. This is as retarded as getting cancer in your big toe (California), pointing at it, cussing at it, screaming at it “sucks to be you fruitcake toe”, but you’re too stupid to realize that infected big toe is part of your body. If you’re not going to cut it off, you’d better figure out a way to treat it to prevent it from taking out the whole entity. Dumb ass.

    • Jerry S. March 9, 2018, 8:54 am

      Amen and me too!!

  • Eric Haulenbeek March 9, 2018, 6:00 am

    I heard the comment made two weeks ago by one of the FL state legislators who was being interviewed and he said something like, “well we have to do something”. Well, you idiots have done “something” alright, but it does nothing at all that’s even closely related to what happened at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. When will you ‘master legislators’ stop being so reactionary to these acts of violence and do the one thing we all know will protect the lives of anyone involved in one of these horrendous shootings? ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS! Give these people a chance to fight for their lives and the lives of their students. How ignorant must you be before you recognize that you’ve done nothing at all for anyone but yourselves? If something like this were to happen again in FL there will be blood on your hands!

  • Shit Head Blannelberry March 9, 2018, 5:40 am

    Bump stocks banned! What a fucking tragedy. Boo Hoo

    • Ronald Ingram March 9, 2018, 7:48 am

      Your user name fits in a quite spectacular way.

    • Jerry S. March 9, 2018, 8:57 am

      The vagueness of the wording of “kit”, etc., should give you pause. It could end up being interpreted as any trigger system that can be adjusted by the owner, not just the bump stock.

    • joefoam March 9, 2018, 9:07 am

      Shit Head blannelberry-read the text of the bill, its not just bump stocks. The wording is so ambiguous it could be applied to every semi-automatic weapon.

  • Clive P. Mellon March 9, 2018, 5:32 am

    The MSM should report the facts to the American people, concerning Mr. Cruz’s participation in the “PROMISE Program” in the Broward County Schools System, and the cause,effect, and correlations to the Mass Shooting at the Broward County Schools, Stoneman Douglas High School, and of the PROMISE Progam’s direct correlation, to the deaths of 17 young students that paid the ultimate price, due to Mr. Cruz’s involvement in the PROMISE Program. The PROMISE Program was devised for minority students, that had been proven to possess, prior proven mentally-deranged, and violent behaviors displayed towards others. God Bless Our Children, and God Bless the USA!

    • joefoam March 9, 2018, 9:15 am

      Clive P Mellon- The Promise program, pressed by the Obama admin, didn’t allow the local authorities to arrest and prosecute the murderer and creating a criminal record which would have kept him from purchasing the weapon. Thanks Barack, lets keep those violent juveniles on the street where they belong. This info will never see the light of day in the MSM

  • Joe B March 9, 2018, 5:24 am

    hope this nonsense stops in florida

    felony to own a bump stock, so they can confiscate guns from lawful owners

    sen garcia just had to add her incredibly stupid idea,barred teachers from carrying guns?

    why is it grown politicians think they need armed guards but children and teachers dont?

  • Ivy Grad March 9, 2018, 5:06 am

    Unfortunately, these are knee-jerk reactions to the current tragedy at the high school. Nobody is talking about the state of educational institutions such as a high school with 3000 students!

    It’s no wonder high school students who are going through puberty and all kinds of emotional issues may find being out of school of so many students a harrowing experience

    I have no problem with these measures proposed But they should really take their time and investigate all aspects and consequences.

    • joefoam March 9, 2018, 9:21 am

      Ivy Grad- really, not opposed to making instant felons of law abiding citizens? Not opposed to having our 2A rights stripped from us? You should take some time to educate yourself as to what these proposed new regulations will have on the millions of people who happen to enjoy exercising their 2A rights. There are 100+ million gun owners in this country that this will effect if the anti-gun crowd gets their way. Total confiscation is the end game, this is just another step in that direction. The 2A is a simple one sentence amendment. Read it sometime and tell me that any of these new laws are constitutional.

  • Charles March 9, 2018, 4:59 am

    The ownership of a lawfully purchased item, such as the bump stock, prior to this bill, should be legal, or, the state should have to pay the individuals for turning them in. They should not be able to just expect people to throw their money in the garbage can.

    • D. March 9, 2018, 7:55 am

      The wisdom of the government.

      Step 1, lawful person legally buys bump-stock.

      Step 2, government outlaws possession of bump-stock, so person sells bump-stock to recoup their money before the law takes effect.

      Step 3, person sells bump-stock to person who may be less likely to follow the law since bump-stock will soon-to-be illegal to possess.

      Step 4, now outlaw has bump-stock.

    • krinkov545 March 9, 2018, 9:28 am

      Every scumbag that vote for the bumpstock ban should compensate every owner twice the retail price out of their own bank accounts!

  • Early March 9, 2018, 4:58 am

    GOP AND NRA SOLD US OUT! NRA’s position on banning bumpstocks was the go ahead for GOP to move against 2nd Amendment without fearing repercussions from NRA. I dropped NRA and joined GOA.
    2018 election will be the chickens coming home to roost. You don’t hear much from Trump these days on gun issues, but too late, he showed his hand…anti-gun. I will protest vote 2018. Republicans are bigger supporters of gun rights when they are not in power. Let’s help them with that. DUMP TRUMP, DUMP GOP, DUMP NRA!!! Liars, money grabbers, back stabbers…same ole same ole swamp!!!

    • Richard Risler March 9, 2018, 9:14 am

      I agree. It sure looks like the NRA, and the dishonest now swamp rat Trump, and the Republican party needs to be held accountable for these knee jerk actions when in deed it was the Trump FBI, the county sheriff departments poor management and the schools save the bad ones program that caused this event.

  • Tony March 9, 2018, 4:49 am

    bet you 99% of those idiot don’t even know what a bump stock is, I read you can do the same thing without one, I think they thought when you got hit on the head with a gun you got a bump, they should have listened to Nick Freitas first before they wasted their time

  • Josh H March 9, 2018, 4:30 am

    As with all knee-jerk, reactionary legislation, this bill was poorly written. Specifically, the extremely vague language used to ban “bump-fire” stocks, passed by ignorant, lazy, politicians, this vague language will no doubt be used by the left to go after far more than just bump-fire stocks. The below wording opens the flood gates to ban almost every aftermarket accessory, and certainly every aftermarket rifle & pistol trigger (including those used in hunting & 3-gun competition). This is the wording the left will use to go after everything:
    “a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm……or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted….”
    It can easily be argued that lightweight bolt carriers, improved triggers, vertical grips, muzzle brakes, etc all “increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted….” because all those accessories make it easier to shoot & control firearms. And the icing on this turd pie is anyone in possession of any of these (as of yet undefined) items automatically becomes a felon. This is a link to the 105 page bill if you have an hour to kill:
    http://m.flsenate.gov/session/bill/2018/7026/billtext/er/pdf

  • Malcolm March 9, 2018, 4:17 am

    Was afraid they would do something like that with the definition of a bump stock. Basically, it is now a felony to lighten the trigger pull or possess any parts to modify the trigger pull/mechanism in any way that makes it easier to pull the trigger; i.e. makes it fire faster. That standard also catches anybody that is disabled (such as me) and has a trigger assistance device installed.
    Leave it to a politician to muck things up.

  • Mike March 9, 2018, 3:35 am

    What these idiots don’t have understand is that a reciprocating stock simply makes bump firing easy, but not necessary to bumpfire. I personally dislike the wasteful spending of ammunition, but if one practices enough, they’d manage to bumpfire with a regular stock.. this is all ridiculously stupid. I, as a resident of FL, will be voting against any and all in my district whom approved this measure.

    • Z March 9, 2018, 9:23 am

      So only votes for independents left !!
      That may work :^))

  • Frank March 9, 2018, 3:18 am

    And you guys were worried about the democrats 😛

  • Dustin March 9, 2018, 2:47 am

    I’ve got 3 bump stocks. One is attached to my Saiga .308.

    If you try to take it, I will use it on you.

  • Mike V March 8, 2018, 4:33 pm

    Thanks for the update.

    There you have it, “common sense” gun control strikes again, via a Republican controlled legislature no less.

    No mercy allowed for the owners of said devices either.

    No compromise solution offered.

    The bump stock is a bogeyman and now a sacrificial lamb.
    What next time?

    • Introducers should pay March 9, 2018, 3:15 am

      I’ll say what I’ve said before. Any elected official that initiates a bill like this should have to pay the retail price of every item they are banning to each individual. It should come either out of their campaign warchest or personal savings and until they have finished paying it off they can’t run for any election or be selected for any unelected governmental positions. Some would say they think the government should pay for it, but since a special interest is involved, they should be the ones paying rather than the general public.

    • Clive P. Mellon March 9, 2018, 6:06 am

      No, @ Mike. I must disagree. Please research the “PROMISE Program” in the Broward County Schools System.Once you research the “PROMISE Program” you will become enlightened, of the valid questions that you seek, due Mr. Cruz’s enrollment in the “PROMISE Program whilst a student at the Stoneman Douglas High School, in the Broward County Schools System. It will explain as to the reasons why, Mr. Cruz could pass the NICS Background Check on Form 4473, and legally purchase his Firearms.

    • joefoam March 9, 2018, 9:01 am

      Mike V, you have to know that total confiscation is the end goal of the anti-gun crowd. After all guns are taken the Unicorns will come out of the forest and all mankind will become peaceful and loving. The violence of the human race will become a thing of the past.

      • Mike V March 9, 2018, 11:27 am

        For sure.

  • Mark March 8, 2018, 3:38 pm

    The GOP sold us out again!

    • Clive P. Mellon March 9, 2018, 5:40 am

      No, the GOP did not contribute to the Mass Shooting @ Stoneman Douglas High School in the Broward County Schools System. Fact is, it is directly related to Mr. Cruz’s involvement in the PROMISE Program. Research the term PROMISE Program and become enlightened to what actually contributed to the cause, effects, and direct correlations as to why this God-awful horrific death of 17 High School students were shot and killed by the admitted Shooter, Mr. Cruz.

  • Mike V March 6, 2018, 6:44 pm

    Banning possession, period? Anyone have details, can’t seem to find any stories that spell it out.

    • Alex March 9, 2018, 5:34 am

      Yes, that’s the way it reads.

    • SigStu March 9, 2018, 6:58 am

      yeah, when will the stormtroopers be coming for my Bum stocks?? And by the reading of the law, if i can pull the trigger as fast as i can use a bum stock (they called it Bum, in law) is it therefore ok?
      a trigger can’t go any faster using a bump stock than it could using a finger, if the fingereing were perfect. therefore this doesn’t change the trigger mechanism, it must shoot, recoil , battery, trigger reset, then fire. a bum stock doesn’t mechanically change this… ???
      Or what if i’m a florida resident and i move them to another state where i have other property, will they then come to that state and take them? Rick Scott needs to line item veto this thing. and how many crimes with guns are committed within 3 days of buying a firearm? is this an issue??

    • Rob March 9, 2018, 7:31 am

      You will have to turn them into local police dept by date yet to be determined. After that date possession of said device will be a felony. No buy back, just surrender device period.

      • krinkov545 March 9, 2018, 9:30 am

        It should be anfelony to be peckerhead politician.

      • krinkov545 March 9, 2018, 9:33 am

        They showed their cards. When they ban semi autos and over 10 round mags but your currently possessed ones are “grandfathered” they are in reality planning to grab them at later date and time. Never trust a lying scum politician

    • srsquidizen March 9, 2018, 7:38 am

      It contains the word “possess” so they do become illegal for current owners unless there is wording to exempt them not shown above. But what also isn’t revealed are the penalties for a particular type of violation under this new law. They could make a mere possession (no intent to sell) non-criminal, effectively allowing current owners to keep them without fear of arrest, but a bump stock could still be confiscated if found by police during a lawful search.

      • Jerry S. March 9, 2018, 9:13 am

        The real punishment for conviction would be the loss of gun rights permanently.

      • Mike V March 9, 2018, 11:31 am

        Yeah, when this first came out earlier in the week, I couldn’t believe it was that strict, coming from a Republican controlled state. Guy in FL told me about the harshness of the proposed law on Wed, but I couldn’t find any news stories to confirm it, until this story updated yesterday.
        Well, he was right.

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