Gulf County Commission Blasts New Gun Law

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Gulf County Commissioners blasted Gov. Rick Scott and say they support the Nation Rifle Association’s lawsuit against the recent gun control legislation. 

In the wake of the Parkland school shooting the Florida legislature passed and Scott signed new legislation that raised the age to purchase a gun to 21, banned buying or possessing bump stocks and gave law enforcement greater flexibility to remove guns from individuals who are deemed mentally unstable. 

The NRA sued immediately after the new law was signed. 

In their resolution, Gulf County commissioners described the legislation as unconstitutional and a knee-jerk reaction to a “horrific crime which was aided by a complete failure by all levels of government.”

“Founder James Madison wrote in the Federalist Paper Number 46, that in contrast with the Kingdoms of Europe, the United States was not afraid to trust its citizens with arms and that Americans need never fear the federal government because it’s citizens would be armed,” the resolution states.  

News 13 reached out to each member of the Gulf County Commission Wednesday requesting an interview. They declined saying through a county employee that the resolution spoke for itself. 

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