Thursday on Capitol Hill, we'll see the first major legislative move in regards to gun control since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
The bill calls for a ban on military-style assault weapons and limits on gun magazines.
But, many of you have expressed the real need is for mental health treatment, which is also among President Obama's initiatives. According to The Florida Council for Community Mental Health, our state ranks 49th in the nation for available care. Governor Rick Scott says that's something he wants to fix.
"When we have tragedies like what happened at Sandy Hook, we need to look at these things. If there's additional things we need to do, I want to look at those things and work with the legislature to get it done," said Scott.
In the last three years, $34-million have reportedly been cut from the state's mental health budget. But, Scott did note that Florida's crime rate is on a 40-year decline. He believes the state's law enforcement is doing what it needs to, to keep citizens safe.