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Mayor, others facing law suit over gun ordinance

September 30th, 2016 by Mike Vasilinda

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Mayor Andrew Gillum and several Tallahassee City Commissioners are being sued by the Attorney General and the group Florida Carry. The suit was filed because the elected officials, against the advice of law enforcement and the city attorney, refused to remove an ordinance from the books that prohibits firing a weapon in a park. State law prempts all regulation to the state, but Mayor Gillum says it comes down to free speech.

“What we are now trying to get is a constitutional reading on whether or not Flordia law violates our first amendment right if we are to assume that by voting that’s its an expression of our democratic right. It’s out belief and our attorney’s belief that Florida law is unconstitutional” says gillum.

The case is currently before the First District Court of Appeals

 

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