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Florida Senate Blocks Gun Ban, Proposes Arming Teachers and Raising Age of Purchase
Not even a month after the hysteria surrounding the Parkland shooting, local, state, and federal government are trying to push legislation on gun control. Gun laws. Gun bans. What's next, you ask? Bans on toy guns. Bans on gun hand signs. Bans on sign language. Ban all the things.
Florida was trying to pass a bill banning rifles altogether. However, the Florida Senate wouldn’t cave to a bill banning all AR-15s. Instead, they kept a portion of the bill raising the legal age to purchase the rifles, as well as an initiative to arm teachers.
The larger bill would ban sales of all firearms to anyone younger than 21 and require a three-day waiting period for purchases; the law currently has such requirements for handguns only. Exceptions would be made for military and law enforcement.
... Part of the bill that institutes the Florida Sheriff’s Marshal Program, under which teachers and administrators would be allowed to carry firearms in school. Those who elect to participate in the program would have to go through 132 hours of training after a background check, psychological exam and drug screening.
Of course, one of the Democratic senators made this into a race issue. He has lots of melanin. Thus, he's apparently scared of his children getting shot. By the teachers. To justify his fear, he must have reared uncontrollable cannibals who seek the blood of their teachers.
“It bothers me to think as a father of two young boys to tell them to not be aggressive to your teacher,” Braynon said. “Please don’t make it dangerous for children who look like my children to go to school.”
Maybe it bothers him to be a good parent. To actually have to tell his sons to treat teachers with respect, to not be violent. He's afraid his sons are going to get shot. Due to his imaginings of their behavior. They must be rotten snots.
The raising of the legal age to purchase such weaponry is debatable. It infringes on the rights of citizens, stripping them of something they could previously access. On the other side, Senators want teachers armed. Optionally. It would be a choice for non-pansy classroom instructors (see Columbine Survivor Turned Representative Proposes Bill Allowing Teachers to be Armed).
The argument here should be moderation -- an art impossible to teach to donut loving feminists. Or baby killing Democrats. There is no moderation with that one. There's a right and a wrong. Something needs to be done about shootings. That thing, however, is not banning guns. Nor is it martial law. Alas, emotions are fueling this whole conundrum, so extremes are getting thrown around more than Amy Schumer at frat party.
The Florida Senate blocking the gun ban was a win, but the government is still trying push hasty gun laws. Such is not the solution. Arming teachers and mental health changes may be the false dichotomy breaker.
Gun control sucks in the worst of times and the best of times. Good thing there's an argument for all times: