Would-be Democratic governor of Florida would ban ‘assault weapons’ by executive order
By Chris Eger
Graham is endorsed by Moms Demand Action and has a platform including promises to bring more gun control to The Sunshine State (Photo: Graham for Governor)
A one-time congresswoman and daughter of a former Florida governor promised this week that if elected she would move to outlaw some semi-auto firearms and their magazines without the help of state lawmakers.
Former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, one of several candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for governor in a bid to replace outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott, pulled no punches when it came to guns in a debate Saturday night in St. Petersburg.
“My commitment to you is action, not words,” said Graham. “I have found a public safety statute that allows the Governor, whoever she may be, to sign an executive order for public safety reasons banning the sale of military assault weapons.”
As reported by Florida Politics, Graham’s office said that state law outlining the governor emergency powers to quell violence would allow for such a move.
Graham doubled-down on her comments after the forum, posting a link to an article on her gun remarks on social media along with the comment, “I’m not willing to wait until the next tragedy. As governor, I will