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Florida tightens gun laws in defiance of NRA

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Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a bill that would enforce a series of new gun control measures, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Why it matters: This marks the first legislative steps on gun control that Florida has taken in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting, defying the NRA and setting a template for other states to follow.

What's in it:

  • Three-day waiting period for all firearm purchases.
  • Raises minimum age from 18 to 21.
  • Bans sale of bump stocks.
  • Allows judges to confiscate weapons from people deemed a threat.
  • Hundreds of millions in funding for mental health and school security.

Important: The bill also creates a $67 million program for sheriffs to train gun-wielding school personnel on how to take down an active shooter.

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