Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs gun bill

Updated 10:21 PM ET, Fri March 9, 2018   

(CNN) Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 7026 into law Friday, the first gun control legislation enacted in the state after the Parkland school massacre on February 14.

The law, known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, tightens gun control in several ways but also allows some teachers to be armed.
Scott, surrounded by families of the victims, recounted the grief visited on his state in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day carnage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland and, in 2016, the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale Airport.
"The hardest thing I've ever had to do as governor is try to find the words to console a parent who has lost their child," Scott said. "There are just no words."
    One provision of the law raises the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21 from 18.

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