The fight over local gun control laws in the state of Florida has taken place in city council chambers, courtrooms, and the state capitol in recent years as lawmakers sought to put some teeth behind a state statute that prohibits local governments from passing their own anti-gun legislation. Gun control advocates fought the measure, which allows elected officials to be fined and even removed from office for violating the state’s firearms preemption laws, filing a lawsuit that challenges the new statute, but they’re also taking the fight to the court of public opinion.
March for Our Lives’ Gowri Abhinanda argues in a new op/ed in the Orlando Sentinel for an end to the state’s preemption law, but her piece is long on “wokeness” and awfully short on actual facts.
We are living in unprecedented times. We’ve found ourselves amid a global pandemic that has exacerbated historical disparities in our state while witnessing a movement for racial justice that demands we dismantle those same inequities.