Lawmakers are debating a bill to add more safety requirements on the storage of firearms. Gun control advocates hail the measure as a step toward gun safety, while some gun rights groups say it’s unnecessary.
Without discussion, the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday tabled a bill that originally created a gun safety program for public schools and set fines for those who didn’t properly secure a gun used by a child in an act of violence.
Left in the bathroom, tucked in a bag, forgotten in a school van — guns belonging to teachers or school officers have been left out or accessible to students in America at least 60 times in the last five years.
When gunshots sounded on Tuesday at a Colquitt County school campus during a police training drill some of the neighbors did what officials hope would happen if it had been the real thing — they called 911.
And, he’d finally made his first big sale. The big outdoor chain, Cabela’s, was waiting for the biometric locks. They fit over the trigger of different handguns, detaching automatically when a gun’s owner picks up a gun.
With a state commission saying classroom teachers should be allowed to be armed “guardians,” Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday backed the possibility of more school employees being able to carry guns — while also calling for other steps to avoid mass shootings.