10 Fla. Cities Join Challenge To Limits On Local Gun Control

Law360 (May 16, 2018, 10:26 PM EDT) -- Ten more Florida municipalities and more than two dozen public officials have joined a lawsuit challenging a state law that bars local governments from enacting gun safety laws deemed stricter than the state’s, according to an amended complaint filed late Tuesday.

The complaint claims that potential penalties against local officials for violating the law’s preemption provision are excessive and unconstitutional. Originally filed April 2, the suit was prompted in part by the surge in concerns over gun safety in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead....

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