Broward County sues governor over state prohibition on local gun control laws

The county where Parkland high school students started the #NeverAgain movement for stronger gun control filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Rick Scott and others Monday over a state law preempting the county government from passing tighter restrictions on firearms. The suit by Broward County followed similar suits filed by cities including Miami, Miami Gardens, Pompano Beach, Pinecrest, South Miami, Cutler Bay and Lauderhill in recent weeks. In the suit, Broward County referenced “repeated, horrific, mass shootings [that] have devastated American communities," as well as pressure from students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the basis for the action. “I feel it is very important for our county to take a stand on this because it affects our ability to keep people safe in our communities," said Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich, a co-plaintiff on the suit. Rich said Broward is the first county to file […]

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