Fla. Cities Challenge State Gun Safety Law Preemption

By Nathan Hale (April 2, 2018, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Ten South Florida municipalities launched a challenge Monday to state law that bars local governments from enacting gun safety laws deemed stricter than the state's, saying accompanying penalties against officials are onerous and unconstitutional.

The 45-page complaint was filed Monday afternoon in Tallahassee against Gov. Rick Scott, who signed the current preemption into law, and several other state officials. The challenge was inspired, in part, by the debate raging over gun safety in the wake of mass shootings, including the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, according to attorney Jamie A. Cole of Weiss Serota...

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