“My goal is that this never happens again to a parent in our state.”In addition to the waiting period and an increase in the minimum age, the bill also would ban the possession or sale of bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire more rapidly.Such devices were not used in the Feb.14 killings. However, they were used in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert in October that left 58 people dead.Lori Haas, right, the mother of a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting, hugs Francine Wheeler, center, mother of Ben Wheeler, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, as Fred Guttenberg, left, the father of 14 year old Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, arrives to speak during a Democratic meeting to hear from survivors of gun violence and family members of victims. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)Florida lawmakers decided on a broad spectrum of measures to respond to the shooting, including money to raze and rebuild the school building where the shooting occurred, funds for a memorial to the 17 killed and money for an investigation into potential law enforcement failures around the Stoneman Douglas attack.State law enforcement would get new powers to temporarily remove weapons from people deemed to be a risk, and there would be a new judicial process to remove guns and ammunition from people deemed a threat to themselves or others.These so called “risk protection orders” have become a top tier priority for gun control lobbyists, and lawmakers in 30 states have introduced or plan bills to give judges greater powers to remove guns.
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“Every football coach has come through to watch our football guys,” he said. “It’s unbelievable. You come to our gym on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, you might see anybody in there. But Land quickly adds that Mormonism is not Christian. And according to surveys, 75 percent of evangelical pastors and 48 percent of mainline Protestant pastors agree. Land says that the God of the Mormons is not the God of the Old or New Testament.
“He said, ‘Where you from?’ I said I was born and raised in Mississippi but I live in Montana. ‘Well, how did they take you up there?’ I said, ‘Bout the way you doin’ right now’ because, you know, the pigmentation I had me,” Pride recounts. “And they say, ‘Oh, you look like them and sound like us.'”.