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Florida House debates school safety bill

 

February 27, 2018



By KELLI KENNEDY

BRENDAN FARRINGTON

CURT ANDERSON

Associated Press

PARKLAND, Fla. — Nearly two weeks after a shooting at a high school killed 17 people, the Florida Legislature is debating a school safety bill.

Today, House Republicans rejected Democratic-filed amendments that would ban assault weapons, strip language that would allow some teachers to carry guns in schools and require a mental health examination before someone could buy a gun.

The House appropriations committee is considering a bill that would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and creates a three-day wa...



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