Firearms from over 450 Floridians Seized Under Gov. Rick Scott’s Gun Controls

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

The firearms from over 450 Floridians have been seized under gun controls Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into place following the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school shooting.

On March 9, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Scott signed a $400 million gun control bill, which included confiscation of firearms and waiting periods for long gun purchases. The confiscatory portion of the bill was presented as a way to prevent another Parkland-style shooting, but such a law already existed in California where high profile shootings remain a common occurance.

Moreover, Maryland has such a law and that did not prevent the June 28, 2018, attack on the Capital Gazette. The gunman in that attack used a legally purchased shotgun to kill five people.

Nevertheless, the firearms of over 450 Floridians have been confiscated under Scott’s gun controls.

ABC Action News reports Pinellas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Schmittendorf says their office alone has “taken in about 200 firearms and around 30,000 rounds of ammunition.”

Attorney Kendra Parris spoke out against the law and the subsequent confiscations, saying, “I think we’re doing this because it makes us feel safer.”

When asked what is wrong with doing something to feel safer Parris replied, “It violates the constitution.”

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 Sign up to get Down Range at




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