TALLAHASSEE — A circuit judge has given a boost to more than 30 local governments challenging a 2011 state law that threatens stiff penalties for city or county officials who approve gun restrictions.
Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson last week refused a request by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office to dismiss three consolidated lawsuits that contend the 2011 law, which threatens penalties such as removal from office, is unconstitutional. Local governments challenged the law after the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, as at least some cities and counties looked at approving gun-related measures.
I do believe we would not be seeing this happening if SB 7026 had been stopped in the Legislature. But now Republicans are more less afraid of us and more willing to kiss the ass of the hyper-financed Gun Control and appear get the seal of Good Guy/Gal with the media.
If the polls are to be trusted, Senator Nelson will be re-elected by a pure squeak. Scott could have this one in the pocket long ago, but he pissed off Gun Owners enough that I believe many simply will refuse to vote for his ass, but simply ain’t saying it. Lord knows every polling service that has called me has gotten a full “I am not voting for either of the assholes” speech from me.
The Florida GOP needs to learn a lesson but I am afraid they will not. More idiots will need to be substituted come 2020.
And yes, the next four years are gonna suck as a Florida Gun Owner.