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Florida Governor Rick Scott Commits to Signing Gun Control Law After February's Mass Shooting

RUSH TRANSCRIPT: To Florida and some big news there. Governor Scott just signed a new bill into law. Some of the shooting victims. Smong some of the sweeping changes, it raises the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 31. It requires a three-day waiting period. It bans bump stocks. When it comes to arming teachers, this is what he said. >> There are things I oppose and I've been pretty open about that. I still think law enforcement officers should be the ones to protect our schools. I've heard all the arguments for teachers to be armed. While this bill is done, I will not persuaded. I am glad the plan in this bill is not mandatory which means it will be up to locally elected officials. >> So let's start there with my friend, CNN political commentator van Jones. Host of the van Jones show. I want to start, we just heard, out of Florida. This is a big, big deal. That this flies in the law of speech the NRA stands for. This is a Republican governor, a Republican majority state house and state Senate sthflt progress? >> I think it is progress. And obviously people who want more aren't going to be satisfied. And there's some stuff people didn't like. You'll always have some stuff that people don't like. But this is progress. It should be, listen. How many times did we sit here, you're in tears. Year after year, month after month. Incident after incident. And nothing got passed. Not one bill got passed. So the idea that now the seal has been broken. The NRA can say we don't want something to happen and a Republican governor says it is going to happen and guess what. We're still here. The world hasn't come to an end. That means other governors can step up and we can start trying to figure something out. I don't know if any of these things will make a difference or not. But that's the problem. After ten years of this, we should have a lot of experiments going on in this state, that state, at the federal level, trying to get the violence down. The NRA has stopped all progress so there's no ability for us to do anything to figure out what might work. It turns out this bill doesn't work or has negative consequences, you can do that. But you can't pass any bill ever? That's not democracy.

Published: March 9, 2018