Florida lawmakers have voted to raise the minimum age to purchase “most firearms” from 18 to 21, according to The Hill. The bill in question would also increase school security and devote more funds to mental health programs in schools.
“Lawmakers in the Florida House voted 67-50 to approve the legislation, which raises the minimum age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21 and imposes a three-day wait period for most purchases of those guns, The Associated Press reported. The bill also creates new mental health programs for schools and aims to keep guns out of the hands of individuals who show signs of mental illness.”
Governor Rick Scott will now be given the bill to be signed.