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Board to consider gun-control ballot measures

Post by BIG JOE » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 pm

Larry Barszewski, Sun Sentinel

A Broward County board will consider defying the state and giving county voters a chance to regulate what guns are allowed in the county.

The shooting deaths of 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School led the Charter Review Commission to call a special meeting Friday at the request of board member Cynthia Guerra, a former head of the county’s Republican Party. Cynthia Busch, the county Democratic chairwoman and a member of the commission, said she supports the effort.

The 19-member commission has the power to propose amendments to the county charter for voters to consider in November.

The state says only it has the power to enact gun laws and any local officials passing regulations in conflict with the state can face severe fines and removal from office.

“I think the person that requested this item understands the statute … They still want to have the discussion,” said Carlos Verney Jr., the commission’s executive director. Busch said one subject for discussion would be the potential penalties for acting.

The commission will consider firearm regulation measures, including:
-- Ban on assault or assault-style weapons;
-- Ban on high-capacity magazines;
-- Ban on the sale and transfer of devices designed to alter a firearm so that it fires automatically or simulates automatic fire;
-- Ban on gun shows on county-owned property.

During a discussion of the Stoneman Douglas massacre at the Broward Democratic Party’s monthly meeting Tuesday night, Busch told party members that the matter would come up at Friday’s special meeting.

“We will be considering whether we can put something on the ballot in November to ban assault weapons, semi-automatic weapons in Broward County,” she said. “I won’t know until Friday whether we have any legal standing to do it, but at least we’re going to try. We’ll discuss it as a body.

The commission, which recently determined it would not ask voters to consider a county mayor elected countywide, has been wrapping up its work and preparing for public hearings in March on other proposed county charter amendments.

Verney said the commission’s general counsel has offered no advice so far on the legality questions of any gun measure, only to pass along the state statute.

“To a certain extent, those [legal] questions can only be answered by the governor’s office,” Verney said.

The meeting will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Room 430 of the County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
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Re: Board to consider gun-control ballot measures

Post by Gregh181 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:21 pm

That will go nowhere and have no clout
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Re: Board to consider gun-control ballot measures

Post by BIG JOE » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:39 pm

Most likely true, but if you live in Broward County you get to pay these idiots to come up with stupid sheet.
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Post by tcpip95 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:06 pm

I also understand they're going to discuss censoring free speech, conducting unlawful search and seizure, allowing women to vote, and many other things with your tax dollars [smilie=011.gif]
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Post by 870Mike » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:30 pm

2017 Florida Statutes

Title XLVI - CRIMES

Chapter 790

WEAPONS AND FIREARMS

790.33 Field of regulation of firearms and ammunition preempted.—
(1) PREEMPTION.—Except as expressly provided by the State Constitution or general law, the Legislature hereby declares that it is occupying the whole field of regulation of firearms and ammunition, including the purchase, sale, transfer, taxation, manufacture, ownership, possession, storage, and transportation thereof, to the exclusion of all existing and future county, city, town, or municipal ordinances or any administrative regulations or rules adopted by local or state government relating thereto. Any such existing ordinances, rules, or regulations are hereby declared null and void.


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Re: Board to consider gun-control ballot measures

Post by N4KVE » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:13 am

They tried this in 2000. It got nowhere. GARY.

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Re: Board to consider gun-control ballot measures

Post by TC6969 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:00 pm

Do they really think some nut case is going to think,
I want to go shoot up that school, but its in Broward county! If I take my AR in there, I'll get in trouble!
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