The NRA didn’t waste any time when they filed a lawsuit against the new Florida gun control bill. It was within an hour of the Florida governor signing the bill that the NRA filed to block the Florida law.
Governor Scott signed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act into law with all 17 of he school shooting victim’s families in attendance. This might have the perfect optics and check all of the boxes for the anti-gun crowd but it’s not addressing the REAL problems with what happened at the school. Preventing another school shooting should be the first thing the state tries to accomplish but they’re not addressing the FBI’s failures and the local police department’s failures.
ANYONE UNDER 21 CAN’T BUY A GUN:
Do these people REALLY think that someone under 21 won’t be able to get their hands on a gun?
The biggest problem with the Florida gun control bill is that it prohibits people under 21 from buying a gun.
The law violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause by banning adults between 18 and 21 from buying guns but does not apply such a ban to adults 21 and over.
The suit focuses on the firearm ban on most people younger than 21 and the penalties for violating the new law. Anyone under 21 who buys a firearm in violation of the ban faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
The ban doesn’t apply to law enforcement or correctional officers, or any member of the military.
The suit says that at 18, law-abiding citizens are considered adults for most purposes protected by the Constitution, and are eligible to serve in the military.
It goes on to say that Florida’s new ban “broadens these preexisting limits” by extending the ban to rifles and shotguns, and prohibiting adults under 21 from buy firearms from any source, not just federally licensed dealers.
“The effect of Florida’s age-based ban is to impose a significant, unequal and impermissible burden on the right to keep and bear arms of a class of millions of law-abiding 18-to-21 year-old adult citizens.”
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE FLORIDA GUN CONTROL BILL SIGNING:
A knee-jerk reaction to the Parkland school shooting was signed into law today. A gun control bill that puts restrictions on so many things involved in the purchase of a gun was signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott. Here are the restrictions:
AGE DISCRIMINATION? WILL THIS PART OF THE LAW GO DOWN AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL?
The law raises the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 and adds a three-day waiting period for all firearm purchases.
BUMP STOCKS WEREN’T EVEN USED IN THE FLORIDA SHOOTING:
Bump stocks are now banned.
THIS IS A VERY SUBJECTIVE SLIPPERY SLOPE:
Florida police can ask judges to confiscate weapons from those deemed a threat to themselves or others.
THE BEST PART OF THE BILL:
The bill funds training and arming of school personnel
Via Free Beacon:
Family members of all 17 Parkland victims signed a statement supporting passage of the legislation.
The Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, named in memory of the assistant football coach at the school who died protecting students from gunfire, will create a $67 million program for county sheriffs to train school personnel to neutralize an active school shooter.Keep reading…
THE REAL PROBLEM IS BEING IGNORED: THE FBI DIDN’T REPORT CRUZ AND LOCAL POLICE FAILED TO BEFORE AND DURING THE SHOOTING: