Transcript for Gov. Rick Scott supports raising the minimum age to buy firearms
As she mentioned, no mention from the president on raising the age like an ar-15. You can buy one at age 18 in Florida like that alleged shooter did. Today, a major shift from the Republican of Florida, Rick Scott. ABC's Victor Oquendo in Florida tonight. Reporter: Emotions high as achers returned to their classrooms for the first time on the same day the Republican governor of Florida announced his plan to stem gun violence. Rick Scott backing raising the minimum age to buy all firearms. Including assault rifles like the one used by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. We will require all individuals purchasing firearms be 21 or older. Reporter: Tonight, new questions about missed warning signs. ABC news obtaining the transcript of the tipster who called the FBI last month. The female caller telling the FBI that Cruz, was, quote, going to explode. The FBI admitted to failing on following up tonight tip. On the phone, a woman who initially had taken in Cruz after his mother died. There was a fight in my house. A kid and my son. I'm afraid he comes back and he has a lot of weapons. He put the gun in his head of his brother before. Reporter: Then someone blooeed to be Cruz also calling 911 indicating he was distraug distraught. I lost my mother a couple of years ago, so I'm dealing with a bunch of things right now. Reporter: We're also learning more tonight about that armed deputy at the school who stayed outside for four minutes as the shooting unfolded. I'm Scot Peterson. I have been a police officer for 30 years. Reporter: Scot Peterson had worked at the school for about eight years. Your number one job is to protect, and to hear he didn't go into the school is just -- that's your job. That's what you signed up for. Reporter: A local U telling ABC news Peterson did a good job in terms of calling the exact location and getting units out there. But adding if first responders don't go into active shooting situations, they have failed. And Victor Oquendo with us from outside the school. The governor wants to raise the minimum age for all firearms. The clock ticking for him to do this. Reporter: Governor Scott's half billion dollar action plan goes to legislature, and there are only two weeks left in the current session to turn it into law. Thank you.
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