Article by Charlotte Democrat
Posted on March 5, 2018
Tallahassee, Florida—After three hours of emotional debate on Monday, Florida Senate passed a bill that will make it harder to buy a rifle in the state of Florida. The bill was proposed after the Parkland School shooting last month and was passed with a 20-18 vote. Under the new bill, regular classroom teachers will not be eligible to carry guns; however, teachers who have extra duties will be allowed to carry guns in schools. Other exceptions include teachers who are current or former law enforcement officers, members of the military, Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program teachers and coaches.