By Tom Knighton
Following a mass shooting, there is a tendency for people to have a knee-jerk reaction to the incident. After Parkland, that knee-jerk reaction led to new regulations in a state known to be incredibly gun friendly. It was enough to give some of us whiplash.
Now, a Florida lawmaker who has some sense is trying to undo the damage caused by legislation driven by feelings.
Pensacola Rep. Mike Hill is attempting to repeal the gun control measures passed last year in the wake of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland 11 months ago.
The bill would lower the age to buy a gun from 21 back down to 18 and remove provisions that created a three-day waiting period for rifle and shotgun sales; that banned bump stocks that can allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire like a fully automatic rifle; and that created the ability for law enforcement to seek risk-protection orders to seize guns from people declared dangerous.
Hill filed the bill, HB 175, with the Florida House of Representatives on Monday.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act passed the Florida Legislature last year with bipartisan support and was signed into law by …Read the Rest
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