NRA Files Lawsuit Over Florida Gun Control Legislation

NRA Files Lawsuit Over Florida Gun Control Legislation

NRA Files Lawsuit Over Florida Gun Control Legislation

Former Miami Beach Mayor and fellow Democratic contender Phil Levine calls the new law a good "first step", but adds more needs to be done when it comes to banning assault weapons; and Orlando businessman Chris King says the measure "incomplete". Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, there have been at least 239 school shootings in the United States. But it has grown rapidly, increasing almost fourfold from 2010 to 2014 in what some opponents say is a thinly veiled attempt to recruit the next generation of NRA members. That law bans bump stocks and raises the minimum age to buy a rifle from 18 to 21. It is also a powerful lobby for an industry which, according to the Firearms Industry Trade Association, employs as many as 141,500 people and generates an additional 159,623 jobs in supplier and ancillary sectors. "This part of the bill gives the NRA and gun lobby another victory and places them closer to their long coveted goal of 'guns everywhere'".

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is suing Florida to block new gun-control laws in the state. The NRA filed a similar suit when the federal government raised the age to purchase handguns to 21.

In its as-applied challenge, the gun rights group claims the law "particularly infringes upon and imposes an impermissible burden upon the Second Amendment rights" of 18-20 year-old females, given the statistically low violent crime rate of the demographic.

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The law also creates a so-called "guardian" program that enables school staff to carry handguns if they wish and if they complete law enforcement training.

Counties opting out of the provision to arms teachers could redirect those funds to hire more school officers, Scott said.

The state teachers union urged Scott in a letter Thursday to use his line-item power to veto funding for the Guardian program.

I tuned in to CNN's Town Hall meeting in Florida between lawmakers and the Parkland community despite the feeling that I didn't want to watch grief, pain and raw emotions spin out of control on national television. President Donald Trump supported it.

"I've heard all the arguments for teachers to be armed and, while this bill would significantly change on this topic, I'm still not persuaded. We have to recognize that we want to protect everybody's rights, but we want protect our kids and our grandkids in school". In Massachusetts, for example, known for its strict gun laws, no schools have received NRA grants since 2010, tax records show. A measure to ban assault weapons was ultimately voted down by the Florida Senate. Much money is involved here, especially given the link between gun manufacturers and the war profiteers in the military industrial complex. But even beyond the weapons, putting more cops in schools has its own risks.

As you are likely aware, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students, and students from across the nation, continue to engage in peaceful protests related to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy and issues related to gun control and gun legislation.

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