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Florida Legislature Was Set to Consider Bill Allowing Guns in Airports Next Week

gunIn a sad but ironic twist of fate, the Friday mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale -Hollywood International Airport comes one week before Florida legislators planned to debate a new bill allow the carrying of firearms in airports.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported Tuesday that Republican State Senator Greg Steube had introduced SB 140 to the state senate Judiciary Committee, to be considered sometime next week. The bill would repeal existing gun bans on college campuses, in airport terminals, and in government meetings.

“If you want to kill as many people as possible before the cops arrive then you are likely to go to a place where law-abiding citizens can’t carry,” argued Steube, the committee chairman.  “That’s what we’ve seen, time and time again and why I think we shouldn’t have them.”

The bill is of course likely to attract even more controversy and attention in the wake of the shooting and as new information comes to light. You can follow Mediaite’s coverage of this breaking story here.

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