On May 2nd Florida Carry (FC) filed suit against the city of Tallahassee’s refusal to carve out “a niche” for self-defense gun use in the city’s public parks. The Second Amendment Foundation filed as a plaintiff with FC.
According to FC’s Sean Caranna: “In Florida it is illegal for anyone other than the Legislature to regulate firearm possession, ownership, use, and transfer. Tallahassee has prohibited the use of firearms in the city in violation of state law and does not even make an exception for self defense.”
The suit comes after City Commissioners refused to change city ordinance to allow defensive-gun uses.
Tallahassee attorney Roy Blondeau, Jr. appeared before the commissioners on February 26th and testified against changing the ordinance to allow defensive-gun uses. Blondeau reasoned: “You can’t pick flowers in public parks, you can’t throw trash, you can’t have a dog without a leash, but, if this ordinance passes you can shoot firearms.”
Blondeau ignored the fact that the goal is not to be able to target shoot in public parks but to be able to use guns for self-defense if necessary without breaking city laws.
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