NRA questionnaire makes clear to candidates: Don’t support gun restrictions

NRA questionnaire makes clear to candidates: Don't support gun restrictions

Democrats released a copy of a questionnaire that went to Anna Eskamani, a candidate for Florida House of Representatives in Orange County. It shows what the National Rifle Association and United Sportsmen of Florida want to know for their 2018 legislative endorsements. And it shows continuing NRA opposition to a Florida law containing gun restrictions passed after the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, in which 17 people were killed and 17 injured. The Florida branch of the National Rifle Association is quizzing state legislative candidates about gun-related issues, and it isn’t hard to figure out which candidates will score well and how they’ll do it. The NRA is staunchly opposed to any kind of gun restrictions. It opposed the Florida law passed in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre , continues to oppose it, and wants key provisions repealed. The law raises the minimum age to buy rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21, extends the previous three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns and bans bump stocks that allow firearms to perform like automatic weapons. Polls show the public overwhelmingly supports the key gun-control provisions . But passage of the law was a major blow to the NRA, which has successfully held sway in the Florida Legislature for decades. Democrats released a copy of a questionnaire that went to Anna Eskamani, a candidate for Florida House of Representatives in Orange County. It shows what the National […]

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