Cruz, who murdered 17 students and staff with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school in 2018, is sentenced to 17 consecutive life terms and an additional 17 terms for attempted murders of those he wounded.
On February 14, 2018, Nikolas Cruz, who was 19 at the time, took a legally purchased AR-15 assault rifle into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and began shooting randomly at people.
Gun sales and a mental health crisis among young people, both of which spiked during virus-related lockdowns, are seen as risk factors in school shootings.
After the Christchurch terror attack left 50 Muslim worshippers dead and several dozen wounded, New Zealand has decided to come up with strict gun laws.
Sheikh, an exchange student at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, was killed along with nine others after a heavily armed student opened fire on his classmates Friday.
With Republican control of the US Congress up for grabs in November's midterm elections, President Trump used the National Rifle Association's convention as a platform to return to rhetoric he used in 2016 to excite pro-gun voters.
The Parkland school shooting that killed 17 students and staff last month has revitalised the debate over gun ownership across the US.
Survivors of the Florida school shooting attack say the School Safety Bill does not go far enough, while other says it violates the Second Amendment and punishes law-abiding citizens.
The passage of the bill appears to mark the first time a state legislature has passed a gun-control measure since the Parkland school shooting. Opponents say the law would violate Second Amendment protections on the right to bear arms.
President Donald Trump's decision comes as pressure mounts on the US administration to take action after last week's shooting at a Florida High School killed 17 people.
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