Within hours of Governor Rick Scott signing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law on Friday, the NRA filed a lawsuit against the legislation. The organization claims that Florida raising the age of purchasing a gun from 18 to 21 is a violation of the Second Amendment. Senate President Joe Negron of Stuart said there's nothing illegal or unconstitutional about the legislation. Scott said he plans to fight the suit, even though he is a supporter of the National Rifle Association. Among the other measures the legislation introduces a program that allows some school staff to carry guns on campus. That's something the governor spoke out against, even as he signed the bill on Friday. But, he said there is nothing mandatory about that plan.
Here’s more on the reaction to the new law.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Within hours of Governor Rick Scott signing a sweeping package of school safety and gun reform laws, the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit and lawmakers on both sides criticized it.
One of those lawmakers was Representative Rob Desantis who is running for Governor of Florida.
He said that raising the age limit to buy a firearm from 18 to 21, enacting a three day wait period and banning bump stocks are blanket restrictions that infringe on our constitutional rights.