WASHINGTON – Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said the Florida Legislature's school safety and gun bill "makes our state safer," while Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson criticized it as a "first step."
Nelson, who is expected to face a challenge in November from Gov. Rick Scott, said:
"This is a first step, and if we really want to do something to combat gun violence, like what we saw in Parkland, we must require universal background checks on the purchase of a gun and get these assault rifles off our streets. Until we've done that, we still have a lot of work to do."