Florida lawmakers announce Gun Violence Prevention Agenda

Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 16:42:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Democratic lawmakers announced their new Gun Violence Prevention Agenda in Tallahassee on Tuesday. 

They held a press conference with shooting survivors, advocacy groups, and the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.

Lawmakers say this is an initiative to require more background checks for gun purchases.

They say states that require more background checks have less gun violence deaths and suicides. 

"It's about creating a Florida, where no school, no nightclub, no movie theatre, no airport, and no neighborhood feels like a deathtrap anymore," said Brandon Wolf, Pulse survivor. 

Lawmakers also talked about bills that deal with concealed weapons around schools and other places where children are.

And they talked about where and how guns are stored. Lawmakers say easy access to guns is contributing to gun violence and deaths as well as accidental injuries.

This all comes just two days before the anniversary of the Parkland Massacre, where a single gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day.