Tomorrow, members of The Florida Legislative Black Caucus will hold a press conference to announce their opposition to legislation moving through the Florida House and Senate that would provide incentives to arm schoolteachers in Florida.
“Putting firearms in the hands of our educators is absurd,” said Sen. Perry Thurston Jr., the Caucus Chair and a Senator representing Broward County where the Parkland shooting occurred. “That’s clearly a job for law enforcement. What lawmakers should be doing is finding ways to keep guns out of our schools, something the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have told us repeatedly.”
The lawmakers will also discuss strategies to amend legislation on the floor of the Florida House and Senate respectively to ban semi-automatic weapons, like the AR 15 that was used to kill 14 students and three adults at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
4th Floor Rotunda by Senate Chambers
Florida Capitol, 400 South Monroe St.