Gov. Scott to speak with Parkland families before deciding on gun legislation

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By: Mike Vasilinda | Capitol News Service
March 8, 2018

Courtesy: CBS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- School safety legislation approved by state lawmakers on Wednesday has arrived on Governor Rick Scott's desk. Before deciding whether to sign it, Scott will meet with families of Parkland victims.

"Since my daughter was murdered, I'm just on a crusade and I've got the power of a lion going through me," said Andrew Pollack, the father of Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the shooting. "I'm not going to stop."

Scott's office says he will meet with more families Friday before deciding if he will sign legislation. All 17 issued a statement this week supporting it.

The Governor has 15 days to act on the legislation, but lawmakers believe he'll act much sooner.

Scott has, so far, side stepped questions about what he'll do.

"I've been clear, I don't believe we should be arming teachers," Scott said. "I believe we should increase our law enforcement presence at all of our schools.

"Am I thrilled with the exact language of the legislation? No, no one is," said Attorney General Pam Bondi. "Do you know what that's called? Compromise."

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