This Week in South Florida: Mario Diaz-Balart

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Several members of congress visited the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus last week, absorbing up close and firsthand the horrific crime scene.

It leads to the question – what, if anything, might this visit change?

Since that Valentine’s Day five years ago, 3,000 more mass shootings in the U.S. have taken place, according to the Gun Violence Archive, including schools in Uvalde and Nashville, where parents presume their most precious will be safe, but time and time again, realize they may not be.

In the month after the Parkland catastrophe in 2018, Florida’s conservative legislature and governor- then Rick Scott - passed gun safety laws that were unprecedented in thestate, largely because of personal attachment they saw or, for some, felt.

A few days ago, two South Florida Congressmen, Democrat Jared Moskowitz and Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, led a site visit to Stoneman Douglas high’s 1200 building, frozen in time as a crime scene for the last five years.

Rep. Diaz-Balart joined This Week in South Florida host Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.

About the Author:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."