A Lauderdale Lakes lawmaker is again trying to direct taxes from the sale of firearms and ammunition in Florida into a trust fund for school safety instead of the general revenue stream.
On principle, any tax that targets guns and ammo for pure political BS can kiss my less than well-rounded set of buttocks. In fact, you can apply that rule to taxes in general, specially since more than half of my property taxes already go to schools and I have no kids that are either going or even went through the school system thus there was never a load I should have to be paying to begin with.
However, what this bill seems to be doing is establishing a sterile zone of 500 feet around school property where nobody can have a gun, period. No exceptions made for driving by, living or working near/next to the school. I might be reading it wrong, but the only chance you have to save yourself from being charged is to surrender your weapon to a school authority once you find out you have violated the sterile zone. So, as usual we are bound to have a certain amount of stupid laws introduced, this time by Rep Hazel Rogers of District 95 (Lauderdale) who surprising nobody is a Democrat import from New York.
This bill need to take a short trip down Memory Hole.