Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Florida town hall: Legislators call for 'common sense' gun solutions

Florida town hall: Legislators call for 'common sense' gun solutions

Rubio said he doesn't think arming teachers is the right way to address mass shootings.

Both President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott turned down CNN's invitations to participate. Sen. But many were not created to move the discussion forward towards reasonable solutions - and seemed more meant to shame gun rights advocates.

"As usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain", he said. "He should have been barred from getting a firearm", she said. The Rev. Bernice King said she hopes people can "look toward solutions as these young people are forcing us to have the conversations, bipartisan conversations".

Deutch said he and other legislators will introduce legislation to make sure that assault weapons are illegal in every part of this country when they return to Washington next week.

"You and I are now eye-to-eye because I want to like you", Guttenberg said.

Those admissions drew support from people at the town hall, and he noted that "U.S. politics is only aspect of our lives where changing your mind is a bad thing". "It is too easy to get", Guttenberg countered, angrily. And while the NRA opposes it, there's good reason to believe that banning some semi-automatic weapons would decrease mass shootings - gun massacres fell drastically when the previous assault weapons ban was in place between 1994 and 2004, then rose again once it expired.

The President is meeting with lawmakers on Thursday on the issue of school safety.

Calling school shootings "evil in our time", Pence exhorted those in positions of authority "to find a way to come together with American solutions". These laws would give families and law enforcement a way to petition a court to temporarily take away an at-risk person's guns in moments of crisis or unsafe behavior. "But suffice it to say, I believe that there will be evidence that at a key moment in this incident three or four people, three or four people might be alive today because of something that this deranged killer did, had to do".

Marco Rubio rightly said Wednesday night that the guts he showed in standing before a grief-wracked crowd to defend gun policies six days after Florida high school massacre paled against the remarkable courage shown by the bereaved.

Senator Rubio tried to not answer the parent's question, were guns a factor in the shooting that took his child and 16 other people.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, was arrested after the shooting and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He owned a collection of weapons.

None of the politicians at the town hall agreed with him.

"Look at me and tell me. He had the guts to be there when Governor Scott did not", Nelson told a group of Democratic state senators.

Rubio's empathy and connection with the crowd was not shared by his successor on the 2nd Amendment side of the issue. He also received a rifle as a present on the campaign trail. He said a final draft should be available "early next week at the latest". A limited ban on assault rifles was approved by lawmakers in 1994, but the law expired in 2004.

"Let's follow the Constitution". He acknowledged that if he were elected, gun-control measures probably wouldn't pass the Republican-controlled Legislature but said he would be in a position to veto expansions of gun rights.

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