When Florida passed concealed carry back in 1986, part of the statute included state pre-emption of firearm laws. It was supposed to prevent municipalities from passing their own gun control measures. Unfortunately, the law does not contain any penalties so some municipalities are leaving laws on their books with the “so sue me” approach.
SB 402 would simply provide penalties for government officials, local governments and agencies that willfully and knowingly violate the state firearms preemption law. State law prohibits local governments and government agencies from adopting any gun control ordinances or regulations. There are some who are arrogantly violating the law because there are no penalties currently in the law.
PLEASE IMMEDIATELY E-MAIL Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee
In the subject line put:
SUPPORT SB-402 — Stop local governments from violating state law.
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