Friday, February 16, 2018
Florida legislature postponed a scheduled vote today (Friday) to weaken the state's gun background-check laws. The proposed law change comes barely 24 hours after a teenager carried an AR-15 rifle into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, killing 17 students and teachers. "The provision is simply one bill among a smattering of insane pro-gun laws filtering through the Florida Legislature -- including bills that would let gun owners carry firearms into churches and schools," according to the Miami New Times.
Friday's postponed proposal would have allowed someone with an incomplete background check to still be issued a concealed carry permit. The change was being backed by Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor, who also announced last year that he is "a proud #NRASellout!"
Thoughts and prayers sent in advance, no doubt. -- OldWhiskeySour.
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