Florida Gov. Rick Scott Says ‘Everything’s on the Table’ on Gun Laws After High School Shooting

Florida Gov. Rick Scott says “everything’s on the table” when considering tightening gun control laws in the state following the school shooting that took the lives of 17 people on Wednesday.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the media as he visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school killed 17 people on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to the media as he visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school killed 17 people on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

“Everything’s on the table. I’m going to look at every way that we can make sure our kids are safe,” Scott told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday when asked if he was ready to commit to working on tightening gun restrictions in the state.

“We cannot let this pass without making something happen that hopefully, and it’s my goal that this will never happen again in my state,” Scott later said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

At least 17 people died and 14 others were hospitalized on Wednesday when a former student opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, appeared in court Thursday, where he was denied bond.

Scott is considered a possible candidate to run against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in the upcoming midterm elections.