Many Democrats and supporters of gun control say the changes don’t go far enough. A recent statewide poll said 62 percent of voters in Florida support a ban on assault weapons.
FDP Responds to Governor Scott Signing SB 7026 Into Law
FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement following Governor Scott signing SB 7026 into law:
“They marched, protested, and started a movement – but this isn’t the legislation the students of Parkland so bravely fought for. It doesn’t include key components like expanding universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and it doesn’t even accomplish what Scott himself said he would do. It was 612 days between Pulse and Parkland, and Rick Scott and Tallahassee Republicans did nothing – and this legislation falls short of correcting that negligence. Instead of setting aside his self-serving politics and taking serious action to make Floridians safer from gun violence, Scott has demonstrated once again why Floridians don’t trust him to look out for anyone but himself.”