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FL AG is fighting to keep AWB off the 2020 ballot
Posted By: Wreckless aka Dream Crusher
Date: 7/31/19 17:29
Florida attorney general trying to keep proposed assault weapons ban off 2020 election ballot
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody doesn’t want a proposed constitutional amendment to ban possession of assault weapons in Florida to appear on the 2020 election ballot.
Moody outlined her arguments in a filing late Friday afternoon with the Florida Supreme Court. She said the title of the amendment — “prohibits possession of defined assault weapons” — and the summary of the amendment don’t adequately explain what the proposal would actually do.
As a result, Moody argued, “voters will not be able to understand their true meaning and ramifications of the proposed amendment, making the ballot language clearly and conclusively defective.”
In June, leaders of the Ban Assault Weapons Now political committee announced they had collected more than 103,000 signatures from registered voters, the threshold required before the mandatory Supreme Court review of proposed constitutional amendments.
“It’s not surprising that the attorney general is now openly opposing measures to protect families, playing politics with Floridians’ lives in order to appease the NRA. Year after year, elected officials like Ashley Moody have done nothing on this issue, as more and more families like my own are forced to reckon with the loss of our loved ones due to military-grade assault weapons at Parkland, at Pulse, or at the next mass shooting,” Schwartz said in a statement.
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