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Gun restrictions go to Florida governor; suspect in school shooting is charged

By Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington The Associated Press

This article was published March 8, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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House sponsor Jose Oliva (second from left) is joined by fellow Florida state representatives Wednesday in applauding Andrew Pollack, father of 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, after passing the school-safety bill. Meadow Pollack was among the victims in the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Florida House passed a school-safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers in a response to the shooting at a Parkland high school that left 17 people dead.

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RBear says... March 8, 2018 at 6:22 a.m.

Something good, something bad, and well ... something that feels good, but may not provide the safety desired. The FL legislature passed gun control legislation that the NRA strongly opposed. It's just more indication of how the NRA doesn't really care about gun safety and rather wants to make sure more guns are sold, regardless of the harm they can do.
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Today, Trump plans to meet with video game executives as well as harsh critics of video games. To blame this on video games is about as foolish as it can get. Video games are the Westerns of yesteryear. If you feel video games are the root cause of the problem, then how did you feel about Westerns growing up? Trust me, there was as much violence in Westerns as you could get. But gun nuts need something to blame other than guns.
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Of course, several will point to a CDC study on gun violence, one of the very few. They'll point to a conclusion about video games which is probably why Trump is hosting this contentious meeting. However, they completely misread the study which CLEARLY states there are several factors and that more study is needed.
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Guess what happened to that "more study" point. It was killed by our good former congressman Jay Dickey who has since regretted that move. The NRA opposes any research by the CDC on gun violence, fearing what might come from the research. So if gun nuts want to point to the CDC study, they should allow funding for further research. But the study provides no conclusive evidence one way or the other.

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abb says... March 8, 2018 at 9:50 a.m.

Translation: We are letting the FBI, Broward County Schools, Broward County Sheriffs, teachers, mental health professionals, etc OFF THE HOOK!

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RBear says... March 8, 2018 at 11:26 a.m.

abb you forgot Obama and Clinton. So Einstein, what would legislation would have been passed to punish those groups by the FL legislature? Are you that ignorant of process? Just another of the issue illiterate Trump demographic.

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