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The Florida legislature passed a 400-million-dollar gun control bill on Wednesday that is awaiting final approval from Governor Rick Scott. The bipartisan vote for the bill comes three weeks after the Parkland Florida school shooting. If Gov. Scott signs the bill, it will be the first successful gun control measure in Florida in over 20 years. ___ In summary, the bill: - Raises the minimum age for purchasing firearms from 18 to 21. - Institutes a mandatory three-day waiting period for background checks to be processed. - Increases funding for school security. - Expands mental health services and regulations. - Enables police to confiscate guns from individuals subject to involuntary psychiatric evaluation. ____ Photo: Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay Times: S. NEWS FLORIDA PASSES GUN BILL Mar 08 |Florida lawmakers passed a $400 million gun control bill, which is awaiting final approval from Gov. Rick Scott The Florida legislature passed a 400-million-dollar gun control bill on Wednesday that is awaiting final approval from Governor Rick Scott. The bipartisan vote for the bill comes three weeks after the Parkland Florida school shooting. If Gov. Scott signs the bill, it will be the first successful gun control measure in Florida in over 20 years. ___ In summary, the bill: - Raises the minimum age for purchasing firearms from 18 to 21. - Institutes a mandatory three-day waiting period for background checks to be processed. - Increases funding for school security. - Expands mental health services and regulations. - Enables police to confiscate guns from individuals subject to involuntary psychiatric evaluation. ____ Photo: Scott Keeler | Tampa Bay Times

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Florida Looking to Name Highway After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Looks like a highway named after former President Barack Obama could be happening sooner than we thought. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Tampa Bay Times reports that lawmakers in Florida are considering naming one of the highways after Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ State Rep. Patricia Williams, (D-Lauderdale Lakes), filed HB 265 to rename part of Dixie Highway or State Road 811 in Broward County to President Barack Obama Highway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The proposed bill is rather new, so as of now there's no word on how Congress has responded to it.: Florida Looking to Name Highway After Barack Obama @balleralert Florida Looking to Name Highway After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Looks like a highway named after former President Barack Obama could be happening sooner than we thought. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The Tampa Bay Times reports that lawmakers in Florida are considering naming one of the highways after Obama. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ State Rep. Patricia Williams, (D-Lauderdale Lakes), filed HB 265 to rename part of Dixie Highway or State Road 811 in Broward County to President Barack Obama Highway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The proposed bill is rather new, so as of now there's no word on how Congress has responded to it.

Florida Looking to Name Highway After Barack Obama-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Looks like a highway named after former Presiden...

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Bucs’ Gerald McCoy Thinks “It’s Going To Be An Uproar” If Players Are Forced to Stand – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the league’s 32 teams in an attempt to “move past” the controversy surrounding the national anthem protest. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman GeraldMcCoy weighed in on the letter, saying there may “be an uproar” if NFL players are forced to stand for the national anthem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Goodell made it clear that he wants players to stand for the anthem, he did not say it would be required of the players. Instead, he ensured that the league would allow players to “include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, McCoy doesn’t think that will sit well with the rest of the guys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I don’t think [the] guys are gonna like it,” McCoy said on Adam Schefter’s “Know Them From Adam” podcast, when asked about the possible reaction of the players. “I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys wanna have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don’t think it’s right to take that away,” he said, although he does not plan on being involved in the protest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?: Bucs' Gerald McCoy Thinks "It's Going To Be An Uproar" If Players Are Forced to Stand @balleralert Bucs’ Gerald McCoy Thinks “It’s Going To Be An Uproar” If Players Are Forced to Stand – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a letter to the league’s 32 teams in an attempt to “move past” the controversy surrounding the national anthem protest. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman GeraldMcCoy weighed in on the letter, saying there may “be an uproar” if NFL players are forced to stand for the national anthem. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Goodell made it clear that he wants players to stand for the anthem, he did not say it would be required of the players. Instead, he ensured that the league would allow players to “include such elements as an in-season platform to promote the work of our players on these core issues.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, McCoy doesn’t think that will sit well with the rest of the guys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I don’t think [the] guys are gonna like it,” McCoy said on Adam Schefter’s “Know Them From Adam” podcast, when asked about the possible reaction of the players. “I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you’re basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys wanna have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don’t think it’s right to take that away,” he said, although he does not plan on being involved in the protest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your thoughts?

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy Thinks “It’s Going To Be An Uproar” If Players Are Forced to Stand – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day...

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