Video: Vice President Harris Launches resource Center for Red Flag Laws During Visit to Parkland

By Floricua Staff

March 27, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris toured on Saturday the bloodstained classroom building where the 2018 Parkland high school massacre happened, then announced a program to assist states that have laws allowing police to temporarily seize guns from people judges have found to be dangerous. Harris, who leads the new White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, said there are lessons to be learned from Parkland, both for stopping school shootings before they happen and mitigating them with measures such as making sure classroom doors don’t lock from the outside as they did at Stoneman Douglas. The 29- year- old shooter had a long history of troubling and bizarre behavior before the attack, including animal torture. In the weeks before the shooting, he had been reported to local law enforcement and the FBI by people fearing he was planning a mass shooting, but no action was taken. He legally purchased 10 guns in the 17 months between his 18th birthday and the massacre. Following the tour, Harris announced a $750 million grant program to provide technical assistance and training to Florida and the other 20 states that have similar “red flag laws.” 🖊️: @gcbalido/ap 📸: N/A

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