Florida Senate Approves AR-15 Ban For 15 Minutes Then Change Minds

The Florida senate passed an AR-15 ban, and then panicked when it actually passed.

Tallahassee, FL - The Florida state legislature held a bizarre Saturday session where they accepted a measure to ban the sale of all AR-15 rifles before overruling it 15 minutes later.

The Hill reported that the senate had approved a two-year moratorium on sales of AR-15s. Then after the Senate president ruled that the amendment passed, the legislative body reconsidered it and overturned it in a 21-17 vote.

Republican Senators Anitere Flores of Miami and Rene Garcia of Hialeah voted "yes" with democrats to ban AR-15 sales.

The senate also narrowly voted to advance a proposal to train select teachers to allow them to carry firearms.

Tampa Bay Times reported that most of the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators rejected the measure for fear that armed teachers would target black students.

Senator Oscar Braynon called arming teachers a "recipe for disaster."

"Minority kids are seen as problems, and they're the ones who are in the school-to-prison pipeline," Sen. Braynon said. "They are the ones who overwhelmingly get suspended and now you're saying these kids are going to be subject to teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, janitors, that may be armed?"

Addressing those concerns, all armed teachers will be required to attend 12 hours of diversity training in addition to 132 hours of firearm training before they can carry a weapon in schools.

132 hours of firearm training is significantly more than almost all police academies in the United States. Fully-trained teachers will be presumably become more qualified with firearms than most police officers.

Do you think that trained teachers should be allowed to carry firearms? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

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Trump
Trump

Will teachers have Immunity for Shooting a UNARMED Child for fearing for their lives?

Poileas
Poileas
bronx163
bronx163

Country is going to implode over bs gun control. No one wants to hold evil doers accountable to their evil actions. This is why country has so many sociopaths. Plus its the obama admn that created the program to not report discipline action of minority students out of fear of racism. Bad actions are bad actions. Its not about race. Its about actions of bad students.
School, police, social workers are ones to blame for florida school shooting. Not the NRA.
NRA said for 25 yrs add mental hygene persons to NICS The left balked and lied they would like Sen. Chuck I hate white people as judges schumer of NY.

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

If done right, and I mean proper selection of the teacher, and complete training to include use of force law, and some type of strict policy that the fire arm is only for a life or death scenario I dont see a problem with it. Also no one should know what teacher is carrying except the Leos and the principal.

BurgessKrell
BurgessKrell

Diversity training? Does this mean an instant murder charge for a teacher shooting a black kid on a rampage?

Berlyk814
Berlyk814

Are they honestly suggesting that the teachers would randomly shoot “ trouble” kids???? Seriously?! How about the fact that the school is full of teachers, so if even one is comfortable with being armed, it lowers the risk of a school shooting!! 🤔

Poileas
Poileas

@EMarie we that are Native American, non-racist, educated and successful see that that is the past. We also believe if we relive the past we are doomed to suffer at its hands. All ethnicities have been disarmed by our democracy from time to time. As a retired law enforcement officer and Army National Gaurdsman I have always believed that I served at the pleasure of the people. I gave my utmost respect to them as if they were my own grandmother or grandfather. I also always supported the citizens rights of the Constitution over that of a servent of the government. Now as a citizen I enjoy and demand these rights for us, especially as an Indian and 40+ year member of the NRA.

Bgoldsbyjr
Bgoldsbyjr

It's the attitude of Senator Oscar Braynon that is the majority of the problem here. If he and his fellow Legislators weren't so racist, and focused on funding programs to help build family values in the families of these children he speaks of, then maybe there wouldn't be such a division in our country.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

“132 hours of firearm training is significantly more than almost all police academies in the United States.”
They are purposely making it difficult for teachers who may want to be armed. Ridiculous that they would be required to have more training than police.
And the notion that teachers will see this as license to shoot black students-OMFG SERIOUSLY? Could the race baiters get any more retarded? (That’s not a challenge race baiters).

Grinch8541
Grinch8541

It’s people like Senator Oscar Braynon that make the world the way it is! When are the leaders of the this country going to look past the color of a persons skin? When are they going to stop using that for an an excuse for what people do?!

Trashman67
Trashman67

The first time it happens that is exactly what the left will clamor for.

Speed_Chaser
Speed_Chaser

Do the black legislators and the others who voted for this ban initially, really believe blacks and other minority (non-whites) would be targeted by teachers? And, the school system can’t control which students follow the rules and who doesn’t. All they can do is take appropriate action based on the school’s SOP & Administrative rules when a student violates said rules.

b1rd
b1rd

Wow, by reading some of these responses here you would think we were still in the 19th century or earlier. How long are you going to hold onto the past as a crutch? The 20th century had many improvements that you are ignoring and are still trying to judge an entire group by the actions of a few, which I'm sure you don't want be done to you. Please move into the 21st century. Start judging people by the content of their character. OPEN YOUR MINDS!!!

b1rd
b1rd

By the way, I way, I need one of those guns for the rapidly impending zombie apocalypse too.

Alllivesmatter1
Alllivesmatter1

Yes yes yes training is always good m9re trained the better a good hearted teacher with a firearm could save lives thers nothing wrong with that one person with a weapon discharging against our own babys needs to be stopped immediately i think everyone would agree if every law abiding teachers that could potentially stop a person from harming another

Blueline1971
Blueline1971

As a former law enforcement firearms instructor at the local and federal levels, I know what I'm talking about when I say that about 95% of law enforcement is inadequately trained in firearms. A lot of time is spent teaching cops to shoot holes in paper but little time is spent teaching them to "fight" with a gun. It's the same in the military. So 132 hours should not be a problem. Even then, it's not enough if the skills learned aren't maintained.

K9smatter
K9smatter

Teachers will be armed to prevent ARMED children from killing UNARMED children, therefore they won't have to worry about immunity for shooting UNARMED children you idiot!

rwi2112
rwi2112

You do know that 99% of the AR's out there do NOT look like this Big Ole Honkin over accessorized picture your using to scare people right ?

OfficerBlue
OfficerBlue

Editor

The pic is for laughs. Narrowly beat out an AR-15 with a chainsaw attachment and an AK-47.

DeltaMike
DeltaMike

Why not just remove the provision in the 790 statute that bans CWP holders from carrying in schools? Let the parents arm themselves to protect the children. At the same time, they be more involved in their schooling and maybe keep them outta trouble.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Why would teachers begin shooting unarmed children? And if one assaults a teacher to the brink of death then yes they can be shot, just as you could on the street.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Diversity training means a threat is a threat regardless of race.

Kfmac50
Kfmac50

I have read some of the stupidest responses I’ve seen on this.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Gun control means hitting your intended target!