Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced he will work with state lawmakers to move the age at which people can buy a gun to 21 and ban the purchase or selling of bump stocks.
The plan comes about a week after a gunman with a history of run-ins with law enforcement and mental health issues killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida.
The plan hinges on gun laws, school safety and mental health. Here are the main takeaways of the governor's plan:
- A person must be 21 to buy a gun
- Bump stocks will be banned
- People found by a court to be at risk to themselves will be stripped of firearms
- There will be a law enforcement officer in every school and at least one officer for every 1,000 students
- Mandatory active-shooter training in public schools
The governor said he will be working with state lawmakers "aggressively" over the next two weeks to institute his plan.
"I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun," he said."I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who is a danger to themselves or others to use a gun."
Scott made the announcement during a Friday press conference, which began with him listing the names of the 17 killed at Stoneman Douglas High.
"Florida will never be the same," he said.
Scott set up his plan by listing the various warning signs related to gunman Nikolas Cruz before he opened fire on Stoneman Douglas High. That included the 39 visits from police, his reputation as a danger to students and an FBI report he was a possible school shooter.
"'And yet, he was never put on the list to be denied the ability to buy a gun, and his guns were never removed from him," he said.
This story will be updated.