Survivors of the Florida school shooting attack say the School Safety Bill does not go far enough, while other says it violates the Second Amendment and punishes law-abiding citizens.
Florida state lawmakers give final passage to a gun-safety package that raises the legal age for buying rifles and imposes a three-day waiting period on all firearms sales, while also allowing the arming of some public school personnel.
The "March for our Lives" will take place on March 24 in a bid to "shame" lawmakers into reforming gun laws.
US President Donald Trump comforts Florida massacre survivors as anger mounts over the FBI's failure to stop the attack despite a solid tip about Nikolas Cruz who killed 17 people in a high school rampage.
US President Donald Trump visits Florida that was ravaged by Hurricane Irma. The death toll from Irma stands at 81, including 38 in the United States.
At least eight elderly residents died at a Florida nursing home which went powerless after Hurricane Irma hit the region, leaving its inhabitants without air conditioning. Police said they have opened a probe into possible criminal negligence.
Hurricane Irma, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday, has claimed at least 43 lives in the Caribbean and 11 in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Florida orders evacuation of 5.6 million people as Hurricane Irma closes in. Trump warns the storm has “historic destructive potential.”
Florida's governor warned that all of the state's 20.6 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate. Miami's beaches, normally packed with sun lovers, were deserted.
Irma now upgraded to a Category 5 hurricane which means sustained winds of 280 kph. Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency.
Ex-convict Joseph Michael Schreiber told detectives he set fire to a mosque on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
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