In Florida, a dramatic shift on guns
Rep. Brian Mast, a Florida Republican and military veteran, has come out in support of a ban on assault rifle purchases in a NY Times op-ed. That came after Gov. Rick Scott, who has an A+ rating from the NRA and has been a fierce advocate of gun rights in the past, supported raising the age to buy such weapons from 18 to 21.
Why it matters: Florida Republicans are under intense pressure from their constituents, and leaders who have never advocated a gun control measure in their lives are changing their tunes.