SGA vote

SGA senators raise hands to cast a vote on debating a bill at the SGA senate meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Shayla Phillips

The SGA Senate passed a resolution urging Florida representatives to "adopt reasonable gun control legislation."

The resolution, introduced by Senator Christopher Rienzi, passed in its third reading Thursday, with 36 senators in favor, three against, and three abstaining. It's meant to represent the senate's opinion on the issue of gun control and what politicians, both at the state and federal level, should do about the issue.

Specific requests include improvements in background checks, increasing the age to purchase a firearm to 21 years old and setting a ten round magazine limit. However, not all senators agree with these requests, so some might be subject to change.

"Yes, this legislation doesn't require trigger locks or raise the age to 21," Rienzi said at the meeting. "However, it taps the representative on the shoulder and says, 'We as people who vote for you would like this to happen and if you don't do this, there will be repercussions come this November.'"

They plan to send the resolution to UCF President John Hitt, the UCF Board of Trustees, Mayor Buddy Dyer, Florida representatives and senators at the state and federal level, Governor Rick Scott, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

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