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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, the Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, announced its strong opposition to a package of dangerous new gun bills filed by state Senator Greg Steube. The six bills would allow individuals to openly carry handguns in public, force colleges to allow guns on campus and force public officials to allow guns at public meetings. In addition, Steube introduced bills that would allow guns at airports and which would punish private businesses and other entities that choose to prohibit guns from their property.
More information on the bills below:
STATEMENT FROM MICHELLE GAJDA, VOLUNTEER WITH THE FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Once again, Floridians are facing a multitude of dangerous gun proposals that would leave our communities and colleges more vulnerable to the threat of gun violence. Make no mistake, this is yet another attempt by the gun lobby to normalize its agenda of guns everywhere, for everyone, no questions asked. However, Floridians will not sit idly by and allow public safety to become an afterthought in our state. We know that we deserve to live in communities and neighborhoods where everyday conflicts don’t easily escalate into deadly shootings, and that there are some places where the presence of guns is simply too dangerous. We will continue to stand strong and oppose these bills. The safety of our families depends on it.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs