Lawmakers react to Florida Gun Reform Bill vote

Posted: 5:14 PM, Mar 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-09 13:54:29Z

Lawmakers are back in the chambers after passing a gun-reform bill three weeks after tragedy struck Parkland.

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"This bill was necessary, but it is not sufficient," said Rep. Jared Moskowitz who's district includes Parkland.

"This bill passes the ultimate test which is would it have prevented another Parkland? The answer is yes," said Moskowitz.

The bill raises the minimum age to 21 to buy a gun. It bans the sale of bump stocks and allows school staff to be armed after training.

"We got it about it right," said Rep. Bill Hager of Boca Raton.

The bill did not include an assault weapons ban.

"We're going to beat them over the head with an assault weapons ban," said Moskowitz.

Some lawmakers are still voicing their opposition to the legislation.

Senator Oscar Braynon of Miami Gardens is against arming teachers.

"What happens when the first teacher says, 'I feel threatened by that student' or 'I misinterpreted and thought that student was a threat,'" said Braynon.

The bill now heads to the governor's desk.