White House plan calls for gun training for teachers

White House plan calls for gun training for teachers

It also includes a provision requiring Florida Teacher Unions to go through a re-certification process if their membership levels fall beneath a certain level. It also revived a contentious national debate on gun control.

"This blanket ban violates the fundamental rights of thousands of responsible, law-abiding Florida citizens and is thus invalid under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments", the lawsuit reads.

The events are organized by local participants in the ENOUGH: National School Walkout, which is backed by Women's March Youth EMPOWER to demand congressional action on federal gun reform. The $400 million school-safety package includes money for early mental-health screening and services, school resource officers, school-hardening grants, and $25 million to raze and rebuild the freshman building where the shooting spree occurred.

Nikolas Cruz, wearing an orange jumpsuit and looking down, made his first court appearance on 17 charges of first-degree attempted murder Friday. The commission will also make recommendations.

The measure to create a school marshal program to arm classroom teachers comes three weeks after 17 were slain at a Parkland high school. He was flanked by family members of the Parkland, Florida, shooting victims at the signing ceremony.

Governor Rick Scott, a Republican and staunch ally of the gun lobby, enacted the bill. "I'm going to review the bill line-by-line, and the group that I'm going to be talking to, the group that I care the most about right now, because it impacted them so much, is the families", Scott told reporters Wednesday. Another was the House's refusal to ban assault weapons.

Since the Florida shooting, the idea of raising the purchase age to 21 has drawn interest from President Donald Trump, though a day after he expressed his public support, NRA officials met with him at the White House, and urged him to back away from the idea.

Bremberg said the administration is backing two pieces of legislation: A bipartisan bill by Senators John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, and Chris Murphy, Democrat of CT, that is created to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System; and the STOP School Violence Act, which would authorize state-based grants to implement violence prevention training for teachers and students.

"Obviously, this is what we've been fighting for". We should not have needed an additional push from these parents. "There's no question that they were the difference makers", Moskowitz said.

Florida has seen three mass shootings in under two years - 49 were killed at an Orlando nightclub in 2016, five at Fort Lauderdale's global airport in 2017, and now 17 in Parkland. "Because we were in session, and being in session in an election year, those two forces combined and something had to happen", he said. "If the safest city in the state, if this can happen there, it can come anywhere".

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