Bishops call for 'common-sense gun measures' after Florida school shooting


Support and opposition crossed party lines, and it was clear many of those who voted for the bill weren't entirely happy with it.

"I think some of that determination of theirs is going to spill over into the November 6 election", Nelson said.

Last month's massacre in Parkland, Fla., which killed 17 high school students and staff, kicked off a national conversation about the need for increased gun control. Dick's will stop selling assault weapons, will raise the minimum age to twenty-one, and will not sell high capacity magazines.

Recently, "We really haven't seen any uptick in sales, other than the normal trends for the time of year", Delbert said.

"My community was rocked".

As is well known, the man who shot up the high school in Parkland, Fla., was a bundle of warning signals, well known to the people who knew him, all pointing to his risky and deadly intentions.

Spitzer is distinguished service professor and chair of the political science department at SUNY Cortland and the author of five books on gun policy, including "Guns Across America". "But when you look at it through the lens of what states have done to make them meaningfully safer, you can make a strong case that momentum has shifted". Experts suggest this could, for example, be used to ban bump stocks which turn assault weapons into machine guns.

Nelson mocked Scott, saying he lacked "guts" for skipping an emotionally charged town hall forum attended by survivors and family members of those killed at the Parkland school. The way a state reacts to mass shootings depends on who controls its legislature, he said.

Petty's 14-year-old daughter, Alaina, was killed in the February 14 shooting, along with 13 schoolmates and three staff members. That clout will be on display heading into the 2018 midterm elections as gun control advocates demand swift action following the February 14 shooting at a high school in Florida.

After easily winning the Democratic primary, Dann pulled an upset defeating Republican Betty Montgomery, then the state auditor and a former two-term attorney general.

These specific suggestions put forth by members of Congress and endorsed by President Trump would go a long way, in my opinion, in reducing gun violence. I suspect many are more likely written as diversions to distract from the real problem which makes school shooting so deadly.

One might think that in Florida, of all places, where millions of retirees are on Medicare, there might have been some reluctance to trust this corporate miscreant with the reins of state government, but apparently not. Although bullets came close enough to graze a student's baseball cap, no one else was hit. I believe their use should be restricted to the military and trained law enforcement professionals. The students had to be removed from the school, while officers rushed in to contain the situation. The 37-year-old graduated from Stoneman Douglas in 1999 and worked mainly with the junior varsity, living in nearby Coral Springs with his wife and daughter.

He said his support for Substitute House Bill 347, which passed in 2006, made him realize he had "taken the wrong path".

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But we have to start somewhere. "We're hitting nerves. We're going into areas that may not be our comfort zone".

David Niven, a professor of American politics at the University of Cincinnati, said the NRA nearly certainly wanted to punish Strickland for being an "apostate" on top of ensuring the gun-friendly GOP maintained its majority in the Senate.

Governors in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas and Texas, signed bills that would allow people with concealed carry licenses to bring guns onto college campuses, joining seven other states with similar laws.

"This bill will make a difference now". Vote to change the laws. "We listened and we're trying". The movement is growing and we must keep growing it.