Florida Lawmakers Reject ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

SPRINGVILLE, UT - JUNE 17: Courtney Manwaring puts away an AR-15 semi-automatic gun at Action Target on June 17, 2016 in Springville, Utah. Semi-automatics are in the news again after the nightclub shooting in Orlando F;lord last week. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Florida’s House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday against adding an “assault weapons” ban to legislation currently being considered.

Every Republican except State Rep. Bill Hager (R-89) voted against the ban.

The Herald-Tribune reports that committee’s action represents the second time in as many weeks that Florida House members have rejected an “assault weapons” ban. A ban was rejected by the full House last week.

Other gun controls that are still making their way through the Florida House include increasing the minimum purchase age for long guns to 21-years and requiring a three day waiting period on long gun purchases.

On February 23 Breitbart News reported that Gov. Rick Scott (R) supports increasing the minimum purchase age and implementing a waiting period. He is also pushing gun confiscation laws, similar to those in California, and other gun controls.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.





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