No New Gun Laws on the Horizon Two Years After Parkland Shooting

No New Gun Laws on the Horizon Two Years After Parkland Shooting

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In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, the Florida Senate chamber is darkened while a slideshow shows each person killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at the state Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Parkland father Fred Guttenberg was removed from President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday after the president proclaimed that he would protect Second Amendment rights, and Guttenberg retorted in frustration: “What about the victims of gun violence, like my daughter?” Next week is the second anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. There been little movement on any gun legislation in Washington, but the Parkland tragedy has led to some changes in Florida, including banning sales to anyone under the age of 21 years old, and more may be on the way. Gun bills are currently moving through the Legislature. Some expand gun rights, but others look to new restrictions. On the Florida Roundup, hosts Tom Hudson and Melissa Ross talked about proposed gun legislation with Antonio Fins, political editor with the Palm Beach Post, and Politico reporter Gary Fineout. Here’s an excerpt of their conversation: The Florida Roundup: Antonio, let’s start with you. Fred Guttenberg has become one of the most prominent parents associated with the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. How does his outburst at the State of the Union affect public opinion, do you think, if at all, when it comes to this issue of gun reform? ANTONIO FINS: Right now, it’s hard to tell. […]

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