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Crackdown on gun threats among 26 new Fla. laws

New laws go into effect tomorrow. @GarinFlowers lets you know about some of the changes.

  • It’s one of several new laws taking effect Saturday.
  • One bill heavily praised by law enforcement, is SB 436 – Threats, which makes it a second-degree felony to make false reports about using firearms in a violent manner.
  • It goes in line with threats against schools in a climate of mass shootings.
  • In total, 26 laws ranging from a wide variety of topics aim to improve something in the state.
  • The sheriff’s office released pictures of young men with guns threatening to shoot up schools.

ST. PETE, FL — There's a new effort to protect your credit card information from being stolen at the pump.

@10NewsWTSP: New laws go into effect tomorrow. @GarinFlowers lets you know about some of the changes.

ST. PETE, FL — There’s a new effort to protect your credit card information from being stolen at the pump.

It’s one of several new laws taking effect Saturday.        

In total, 26 laws ranging from a wide variety of topics aim to improve something in the state.

One of them, SB 912 – Electronic Skimmers, crack down on criminals using devices to skim your information at gas pumps.

It increases the penalties for people who possess counterfeit credit-card data.

Another, HB 7071 – Official corruption, makes it easier to prosecute public officials involved in public corruption.

One bill heavily praised by law enforcement, is SB 436 – Threats, which makes it a second-degree felony to make false reports about using firearms in a violent manner.

This law is one Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco who says is a big problem. It goes in line with threats against schools in a climate of mass shootings. He says young people need to be aware of this law.

“Throw them the life vest right now. Give them the life preserver because that life preserver is the education of explaining to them: don’t be messing around on social media and putting threats out there either a bomb or a shooting up or any type of threat towards a school, a church, any type of venue,” Sheriff Nocco said. “It’s not messing around, you know what, it can ruin your future.”

The sheriff’s office released pictures of young men with guns threatening to shoot up schools.

They say threats like those, even if they’re never acted upon, are taken very seriously.

Starting Saturday, anyone who posts threatening messages could be charged with a second degree felony.

Crackdown on gun threats among 26 new Fla. laws

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