Administration for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the site of the latest mass shooting in the United States, issued new regulations for students on Wednesday. Among them, a requirement for all students to use only clear backpacks on school grounds.
When students return from spring break, clear backpacks are the only backpacks that will be permitted on campus."
That statement was contained in a letter to parents from Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. The letter outlined multiple new requirements as well as pending future changes.
In an interview with PBS Newshour, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke of a tipping point when it comes to sensible gun safety laws. It appears some of his Republican colleagues may have reached that point.
For decades, Republicans in Congress took a hands off approach to all gun legislation. As massacres of innocents mounted with ever more deadly weapons, they were not swayed.