Posted August 7, 2018 8:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Florida has a long history of being a fairly pro-gun state. Nicknamed the “Gunshine State” by some, they have a long history of passing pro-gun rights laws. At least, they did until this year when Parkland pressured lawmakers to pass a slate of gun control laws in a misguided effort to adhere to the outrage there.

However, Florida anti-gun lawmakers aren’t content to take their wins and be happy. No, they want more.

Responding to renewed public calls to repeal Florida’s controversial ‘stand your ground’ gun law, Democratic state lawmakers have triggered an official state poll of the 160 members of the Florida Legislature on whether a special session should be held on the issue.

With 39 Democrats signing a petition calling for the poll, Secretary of State Ken Detzner is now required to conduct the poll.

If two-thirds of the House and Senate memberships vote in favor of a stand your ground special session, one would be called to order.

But the legislature’s majority Republicans remain universally opposed to repealing the law, even in the wake of last month’s shooting death of Marquis McGlockton.

And because of that GOP opposition, this won’t actually accomplish anything.

While the Clearwater incident is ginning up more …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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