My Gov, Rick Scott, of Florida, did a bit of a compromise plan.
More police funding.
Harden Schools (Prison-i-fy)
Raise legal purchase age limit to 21
Not arming teachers.
No bans on any specific weapons.
Lean on Baker Act to take guns away per police discretion.
So basically, keep the danger outside, secure the perimeter inside, no tolerance for shenanigans, if you’re determined to be a danger to self or others, no guns for you.
Senator Rubio pushed the blame on Scott. Scott pushed the blame on the FBI but not on the Sheriff (from what I could see but I didn’t hear all of it)
I’m not 100% happy but not 100% disappointed. It’s not the direction I’d go with BUT it’s also not into loony territory either.
It’s basically “state of emergency” lockdown, which is the very Florida response. As long as Sunshine Laws stay and they keep the very high transparency it gives, I think this could work for Florida.
I don’t know if it would work for anywhere else, and I *really* hope if they’re going to lean hard on Baker Act as the main solution, they’d better keep up and add funding for very high quality mental health services, rehabilitation, and give the same transparency in that sector that they require elsewhere. These are STILL US Citizens and deserve human rights protections, especially if they have not committed a severe crime.