Gun Bill Passes Florida House, Heads To Gov. Rick Scott’s Desk

On Wednesday, the Florida House passed the state’s first gun restrictions in three decades, voting 67-50 after debating for nearly eight hours. Under the bill, which cleared the Senate 20-18 earlier this week, a person must be at least 21 years old to buy a gun, and wait three days before obtaining the weapon. The bill also would set aside $400 million for mental health and school safety, and would create a program that allows certain trained school personnel to carry guns. The vote took place exactly three weeks after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland. Gov. Rick Scott (R) has not indicated if he will sign or veto the bill, but has said he is opposed to arming school personnel.