MI­AMI GAR­DENS & OTH­ERS, SUE STATE OF­FI­CIALS OVER GUN REG­U­LA­TIONS LAW

South Florida Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE, Fla. - Elected of­fi­cials from 10 Florida cities are su­ing state of­fi­cials over a law that pro­hibits lo­cal gov­ern­ments from en­act­ing their own gun reg­u­la­tions. The law­suit filed Mon­day in Leon County Cir­cuit Court against Gov. Rick Scott, At­tor­ney Gen­eral Pam Bondi and oth­ers says the law is in­valid and un­con­sti­tu­tional. A state law to pre-empt lo­cal gun reg­u­la­tions was passed in 1987, but changes made in 2011 threat­ened lo­cal of­fi­cials with re­moval from of­fice and fines of up to $5,000. The par­tic­i­pat­ing cities are We­ston, Mi­ra­mar, Pom­pano Beach, Lauder­hill, Mi­ami Gar­dens, South Mi­ami, Pinecrest, Cut­ler Bay, Mi­ami Beach and Co­ral Gables. It comes af­ter a South Florida school shoot­ing in Fe­bru­ary that killed 17 peo­ple. A Scott spokesman says they're re­view­ing the law­suit. A Bondi spokesman says they haven't re­ceived it yet.

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