On Wednesday, February 14, an absolute tragedy took place in a Florida high school. A young man and former student entered school grounds and opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17 and injuring over a dozen more.
In the wake of the attack, many people have been pushing for stricter gun control laws. In fact, President Trump said that he has a plan to move forward regarding stricter boundaries on buying guns.
While many people focused on gun control, some Florida legislatures have been talking more about the root of the matter. Some have pointed out that all of the recent gun violence is less of a gun issue and more of a heart issue.
Florida Rep. Kimberly Daniels said, “It is not a secret that we have some gun issues that need to be addressed. But the real thing that needs to be addressed are issues of the heart.”
Now, according to CNN, the lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require Florida public schools to display the words “In God We Trust” on their property.
When introducing the bill, Daniels said, “God isn’t ‘Republican and he’s not a Democrat. He’s not black and he’s not white. He is the light. And our schools need light in them like never before.’”
When brought to the House, the bill passed 97 to 10. Reportedly, the bill was passed a day after the Legislature voted against a measure that would consider banning the sale of assault weapons.
The section of the bill read, “Each district school board shall adopt rules to require, in all of the schools of the district and in each building used by the district school board, the display of state motto, 'In God We Trust,' designated under s. 15.030. a conspicuous place.”
If the bill is approved, the legislation would take place on July 1.
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