From Governor Scott to Senator Scott?

It was announced today that term limited Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) will seek election as a Senator for Florida,

“I never planned to fit in, and I won’t fit in in Washington, either,” Scott says in the video. “It’s time to shake that place up. We don’t need another politician in Washington. It’s full of politicians, and that’s why it’s broken.”

You can find the full story here on his announcement: CNN

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For more twitter thoughts you can find them here: Rick Scott

Why it matters:

In March, a few weeks after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting that left 17 dead and sparked a national debate, Florida passed and Gov. Scott signed CS/SB 7026. You can read the full text here, Gun Bill

What the bill says:

The final version includes the following measures:
– Raise the age to purchase a firearm to 21 from 18 ( Florida is not the only State to have done so. For more on that story, check out Steve Wood’s piece about the growing trend here: Gun Laws )
– Require a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases, with some exceptions;
– Ban the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, which allow a semiautomatic weapon to fire more like an automatic weapon;
– Give law enforcement more authority to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit or otherwise a threat;

 

 

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