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Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Added 01-20-20 03:29:01pm EST - “Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations.” - Foxnews.com

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Elected leaders from around Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that punish local officials for enacting their own firearm regulations.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- In a state well-known for its competitive political races and heated debates, one issue that continues to be fiercely discussed in Florida is that of gun control and 2nd Amendment rights.

"It applies just as much today as it did over 200 years ago," Baker said. "The right to bear and keep those firearms -- that should never change. It truly is based on an individual's right to self-defense. If you have the right to defend yourself, your family, your country, you should have the means to do it."

But in the wake of tragedies such as the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed, there are some in Florida seeking to regulate aspects of the 2nd amendment with the same vigor that Baker uses to defend it.

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