The League of Women Voters of Florida seeks to reduce and prevent gun crimes, injuries, and deaths via:
- A state ban on all semiautomatic assault weapons and large-capacity feeding devices
- Comprehensive universal background checks and ensuring that the State provides all relevant records to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)
- Continuing efforts to defeat unsafe gun legislation, such as Open Carry, Campus Carry, and Stand Your Ground expansion.
2019 Proposed Legislation on Gun Issues: Click here for bills we support and oppose.
Take Action Now: Our Teachers don’t want to be armed. Stop SB 7030!
SB 7030 (would arm teachers) passed the Education Committee on a 5-3 vote along party lines. This vote wasn’t unexpected, but disappointing nonetheless. But we can still fight this dangerous proposal.
Under the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, individuals who exclusively perform duties as classroom teachers are currently exempt from participating in the program. SB 7030 would repeal that provision.
Our teachers have stated that they do not want to be armed. Our students have stated that they do not want their teachers to be armed. The only people who should have access to firearms on campus are highly-trained law enforcement officers.
What can you do?
Call your Senator and ask that they vote NO on 7030