Legislators Unveil Legislation Targeting Assault-Style Weapons
ORLANDO, FLA. – State Sen. Linda Stewart and Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith unveiled proposed legislation to ban the sale of assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines in Florida at a news conference Wednesday morning held by the Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence.
Stewart and Smith stressed that when they introduced similar bills last year, the legislature gave it no discussion and no hearing.
“They said it’s just too early to talk about limits on assault weapons,” she said, noting it closely followed the Pulse nightclub shooting and that we’re now on the heels of the Las Vegas mass tragedy.
“I say it’s not too early. It’s too late,” Stewart said. Click here for the full release.