3 more South Florida cities challenge state ban on local gun laws

3 more South Florida cities challenge state ban on local gun laws

BROWARD COUNTY , Fla. – Three more South Florida cities are challenging a state law prohibiting them from enacting gun regulations. The Broward County cities of Coral Springs , Coconut Creek and Pembroke Pines filed suit Tuesday, arguing the 2011 law violates the state and federal constitutions. 10 South Florida mayors sue state to make their own gun laws Many Coral Springs and Coconut Creek teens attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , where a gunman killed 17 people on Feb. 14. Ten cities filed a similar lawsuit last week. The 2011 law states that cities can be forced to pay $100,000 plus legal fees, and their officials can be fined $5,000 and removed from office for enacting gun regulations. It was backed by the National Rifle Association and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The lawsuit states that the law violates the Florida and U.S. constitutions. A representative from […]

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