Florida To Ban Gun Sales To People Under The Age Of 21
Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., announced Friday his state will no longer allow the sale of guns to people under the age of 21 years as part of his administration’s plan to enhance school safety after last week’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla.
“We will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older,” Scott said during a press conference Friday morning.
Scott said he will require a law enforcement officer to be present in every public school during hours when students are present.
Under the plan, one sheriff’s deputy must be available for every 1,000 students who attend the school. This policy will be implemented at the start of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Scott also pledged $50 million for mental health initiatives across the Sunshine State.
The announcement comes nine days after a gunman fatally shot 17 people and wounded 14 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.