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ICYMI: Former State Rep. says requests for SRO funding 5 years ago ignored by Scott

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ICYMI: Former State Rep. says requests for SRO funding 5 years ago ignored by Scott

 

A new report from WTSP is the latest revelation about Scott’s long record opposing commonsense gun safety proposals and his self-serving politics – detailing how Scott refused to act on calls to implement many of the same proposals he’s talking about now. Former Rep. Mike Fasano, a Republican, discusses how he called on Scott to implement stronger measures to keep schools safe from gun violence – and “never got a response” from Scott.

 

WTSP, 2/28/2018, Former state rep says requests for SRO funding 5 years ago ignored by governor

  • '"For whatever reason we never got a response," Fasano told 10 News, However, five years later, now we see the governor is making it sound like it's a new idea—his idea—when there were other calls for doing it five years ago."'
  • "I want everyone to understand that sometimes people do things not based on what has happened or may happen, but based on what's politically correct at the time."
  • “Since then, there have been more shootings in Florida—the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016 and the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting in 2017—that have prompted more debate about gun control, but not much action.”
  • "Fasano's request followed several similar requests from across the state, The Miami Herald reportedat the time. David Golt, chief of Broward School's Special Investigative Unit, Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell and the county superintendent of schools all called for funding for more resource officers."

 

And Scott Continues to Face Criticism Over His Self-Serving Politics & Record Opposing Gun Safety: 

 

Outside Scott’s press conference in Tampa, gun safety advocates called Scott out, saying “for the rest of his administration he’s neglected to act to keep our women and families safe….After Pulse happened nothing was done. After Ft. Lauderdale nothing was done.”