FLORIDA: Gov. Rick Scott Unveils $500M Plan To Boost School Security, Raise Gun Purchase Age To 21

NBC News reports:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott revealed a $500 million plan Friday to boost school security that would, among other things, bar “violent or mentally ill” persons from purchasing weapons. Persons under the age of 21 would also be prohibited from buying guns and so-called bump stocks would be outlawed, Scott said.

Scott did not call for arming teachers as President Donald Trump has suggested and declined to ban the semi-automatic AR-15 type rifle that Nikolas Cruz allegedly used to killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day at the high school in Parkland, Florida. “Banning specific weapons is not going to fix this,” said Scott.

Scott also called for $450 million to upgrade school security with metal detectors and other measures and assigning a “law enforcement officer in every public school” and expand “mental health initiatives.”