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Inside Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s $500M plan of action according to the Parkland shooting

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a $500 million “action plan” to prevent gun violence on Friday more than a week after the 17 students and faculty members were brutally gunned down at a local high school.

The Republican Governor is not included in the plan, a prohibition of certain weapons, but it works to increase the target, the minimum age to purchase a gun, 21 years old, establish law enforcement and mental health counselor in Florida schools and to vastly restrict mentally ill people from accessing firearms.

Scott began a press conference on Friday by reading the names of the 17 shots, the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

“Unfortunately, none of the plans I announce today, all the bring back of them, but it is important to remember,” said Scott, that he would work with state lawmakers to “aggressively in the next two weeks,” his ideas.

Here are seven things that Scott’s proposal would do that.

Raises the minimum age for buying a gun to 21

It would prohibit persons under the age of 21 years from the acquisition or possession of a firearm.

There are exceptions for certain persons, however, including National Guard members, active-duty service-members and officials of the law enforcement authorities.

He said his plan would share ban bump, but would not prohibit certain shot suspect shooting weapons, like the AR-15 – type semi-automatic rifle, Nikolas Cruz.

Prohibits guns for people with mental illness

People with a mental illness will not be able to buy or possess a gun, Scott said.

“I want to make it practically impossible for anyone who has had mental health problems, to use a gun.”

– Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

“I want to make it practically impossible for anyone who has had mental health problems, to use a gun,” said Scott on Friday. “I want to make it virtually impossible for anyone to use is a danger to himself or others, a gun.”

His plan created what he calls the “Violent threat of the injunction,” the family members, animal protection experts or law enforcement authorities the possibility to inform a court that a person, the weapons must be confiscated or the person that is blocked, from the purchase of a weapon.

The family member, animal welfare expert, or law enforcement official to provide to sign a sworn statement and proof of “a threat of violence with firearms or other weapons to a court,” Scott explained.

“It speedy would be due process for the accused, and fraudulent or false statements to face criminal sanctions,” he added.

His plan also restrictions lay down on gun purchases by people who committed already subject to the Baker Act, a law that allows people to be involuntarily.

Put police officers in schools

Scott’s plan, the $450 million for schools would be at least an officer of the law at every school. He suggested that one officer per 1,000 students to be present by the start of the 2018 school year.

Sheriff’s departments allowed to provide training for school personnel, or reserve law enforcement authorities in the protection to apply measures on a school. And the Department of Homeland Security’s active shooter training would be mandatory.

The funding will also be increased, in order to “school to toughen measures”, such as, for example, bullet-proof glass, metal detectors, steel doors and new locks.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had an armed resource officer on staff at the time of the shooting. But Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, said the officer “never went in[to]” the building during the deadly rampage.

During a press conference, Scott said he was in agreement with the arming of the teachers.

The mental health consultant to schools

Florida Gov. Rick Scott listens during a meeting with law enforcement, mental health, and education officials about how to prevent future tragedies in the Wake of the deadly school shooting earlier this month.

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Scott ‘ to place s proposal is funded, mental health counselor at each school.

“This guide can serve the dual role, such as teaching or academic advising,” said Scott. “Every student must have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a professional mental health, and will receive ongoing advice as necessary.”

Restrict gun access to those with the acts carried out have the of domestic violence, stalking

“We forbid, that a man of violence, sexual violence or domestic violence,” said the possession or the acquisition of a weapon, if you can repeat the subject of an injunction for protection against stalking, cyberstalking, dating violence, Scott.

Those who shoot or bomb threats to schools threatens a more severe punishment, he added.

$ 50 million for mental health initiatives

“We need to expand to serve mental health service teams country wide, teenagers, and young adults with early or severe mental illness by providing counseling, crisis management, and other critical services for mental health,” said Scott, announcing he would reserve $50 million for additional mental health programs.

New “see something, say something” hotline

The Governor, the plan would also allow the creation of a new, anonymous, nationwide hotline – online, on the phone and through an app

Days after the shooting, Scott suggested failure of the FBI to follow up on a tip, expressed concerns that Cruz’s erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts. He called for the resignation of the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, and promised an immediate investigation.

“We are constantly promoting, see something, say something,” and a brave person that have done exactly this to the FBI,” Scott said in a statement last week. “And the FBI did not act. ‘See something, say something’ is an incredibly important tool, and people need to trust in the follow through of law-enforcement authorities

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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