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GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION
This is what we thought we got today in Florida:
On Friday, in a dramatic turnaround in one of the most gun-friendly states in America, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law an array of gun limits that included raising the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21 and extending the waiting period to three days. It was the most aggressive action on gun control taken in the state in decades and the first time Mr. Scott, who had an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association, had broken so significantly from the group.--https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/us/florida-gove...
This is the reality of what the wording of that legislation has brought:
The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21. --https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2018/03/09/...
AND THE NRA WILL WIN
Because those learned individuals in Florida that wanted so badly to do SOMETHING proper and good decided to make it illegal for ANYONE under age 21 to purchase ANY type of firearm. The effectively DID inhibit the 2nd Amendment rights to that age group class of American Citizens who are legal adults in the eyes of the law and entitled to vote.
Had SOMEONE been smart enough to restrict those purchases to a class of weapon, say a semi-automatic rifle, a case would have a much greater chance of standing a court test.
Because there are no limitations on firearms banned by this law to this age-group, this law will fail.
A tragic mistake...if it was one. Too many people, including Rick Scott were desperately seeking means of extricating themselves from this situation while not looking like bloodlust monsters that didn't care about gun violence.
Depending on how the bill is structured, the whole piece of legislation could go down in flames with a successful court challenge.
I swear Niccolo' Machiavelli is wandering the swamps of Florida. This is too good NOT to have been planned.