Constitutional Commission Steers Clear of Guns

Despite mass shootings in Parkland, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission has decided not to address gun violence in the Sunshine State. 

Commissioner Hank Coxe of Jacksonville tried to convince his fellow commissioners to give the public a say on the issue.

"Seventy-three percent of the people in this state said they want the right to vote, themselves, at the ballot on this decision," he said. "Assault rifles: of those 73 percent, 64 percent said they would vote to ban assault weapons."

Commissioners offered three different amendments dealing with gun rights. 

All three were rejected on technical grounds, and commissioners never even debated the underlying issue. 

Coxe says the commission appears to be more concerned with protecting racing greyhounds than school kids.


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