New Florida gun control law sparks NRA lawsuit

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

This past week, more than 60 Republican lawmakers who have "A" ratings from the NRA voted to pass a school safety bill in Florida.

"Obviously, this is what we've been fighting for". "The House and Senate came together and everybody worked for families".

The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, claiming the state's new gun regulation bill violates the second amendment. "It's a baby step but a huge step at the same time. I'll think about my future in the next few weeks".

The Sheriff's Office argued the videos may reveal safety information in the school district's security system. "I've already talked to the Florida Legislature about redirecting funds that aren't used for this program for more law enforcement officers at our schools".

The ban is particularly offensive with respect to young women, as women between the ages of 18 and 21 are much less likely to engage in violent crime than older members of the general population who are unaffected by the ban. It also seeks to improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies. "This blanket ban violates the fundamental rights of thousands of responsible, law-abiding Florida citizens and is thus invalid under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments".

"The involvement of these kids, the involvement of these parents — I don't remember a time when parents had to put their children in the ground and then immediately become lobbyists instead of being allowed to grieve", Moskowitz said. The governor can not veto individual items in the bill itself, but he does have line-item veto power with the budget.

The far-reaching measure pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran also requires all Florida schools to display the words "In God We Trust" on school grounds and that Florida teacher union must go through a recertification process if membership levels fall beneath a certain threshold.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office and the school board had opposed the video's release, saying it was exempt from disclosure in part because it was evidence in an active investigation.

Al Hoffman Jr., a real estate developer who served as Ambassador to Portugal under George W. Bush, plans to publicly announce the formation of the group, which will be called Americans for Gun Safety Now, on March 24, when he is in Washington attend the March for Our Lives rally. In the brief hearing today, Nikolas Cruz stood with his head bowed as he appeared via video conference.