Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz again ordered held without bond

Violet Powell
March 11, 2018

"It's an example to the entire country that government can and has moved fast", Scott said.

The new bill imposes a three-day waiting period for all firearm purchases and raises the minimum age for anyone buying a shotgun or rifle from 18 to 21.

"This bill does that", he said.

"We support the bill", Ms Fusco said.

STUDENT BUSING: The Martin County school district creates a plan to transport students living along hazardous walking routes, and leaders say it would be too expensive, TC Palm reports. "There is now going to be a real conversation about how we make our schools safe". Just days after the shooting, they began holding rallies, lobbying lawmakers and harnessing the power of social media in support of reform.

"It's nowhere near what we want, but it's progress and uplifting to see".

Students at Arlington High School and Granite States Arts Academy were also scheduled to walkout, according to Students Against Gun Violence, the group of students organizing the walkouts.

It raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns and bans bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire. Families of the shooting victims wrote a letter to the House legislators on Tuesday, urging them to pass the gun package.

The Legislature delivered the bill to Scott on Thursday.

And less than two after after Scott signed the bill into law, the NRA sued Florida in federal court to block the law.

The couple is "trying to do the right thing" and is mourning along with the rest of the Parkland community, Lewis said.

The lawsuit names Attorney General Pam Bondi and Rick Swearingen of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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If the bill is not vetoed by Florida Governor Rick Scott, it would represent a win for survivors, who, in recent weeks, have mobilized and applied pressure on lawmakers to effect change.

"I'm an NRA member, and I was an NRA member when I became governor".

The bill would create a programme allowing local sheriffs to deputise school staff as volunteer armed "guardians", subject to special training, mental health and drug screening and a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Wade's family has been touched multiple times by gun violence, including when his cousin - a mother of four - was shot and killed on a Chicago street in 2016, with police saying she was not the intended target. Other school employees, however, are allowed to allowed to participate in the program.

Rep. Carlos Trujillo, a Miami Republican and the House budget chairman, said that "holding up the passage of vital addiction services legislation while demanding one company receive over $5 million of taxpayer money every year puts profits before people".

Nelson also called for universal background checks and a ban of the types of assault rifles used in the Parkland shooting.

Cruz will be arraigned on the 34-count indictment Wednesday.

"We are happy and ready to keep working!", said junior Connor Dietrich.

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was one of the 17 killed, called on other states to follow Florida's lead.

"The deranged murderer in Parkland, Florida gave repeated warning signs that were ignored by federal and state officials".

Peterson responds "We also heard it's by, inside the 1200 building".

"This is a time for all of us to come together, roll up our sleeves and get it done".

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