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New Florida law forces cities, counties to repeal local gun laws
Sun-Sentinel ^ | 8/02/11 | Diana Moskovitz

Posted on 08/02/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT by Libloather

New Florida law forces cities, counties to repeal local gun laws
By Diana Moskovitz, The Miami Herald
8:44 a.m. EDT, August 2, 2011

Do handguns belong in South Florida's parks and recreation centers and city halls?

They do according to the Florida Legislature.

Under a new law that takes effect Oct. 1, all of the state's cities and counties must repeal local rules limiting gun ownership. Although the state has claimed sole right to regulate firearms since 1987, this year's new law adds fines for local officials who fail to comply, and gives gun owners a right to sue for damages if they believe their rights have been violated.

Though the initial bill suggested a fine of $5 million, the final legislation lowered the amount to $5,000.

The result: Local leaders have begun to comply, cancelling laws that kept guns out of parks and community buildings, and taking down signs warning visitors not to bring firearms to such places.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; fl; florida; gun; laws; liberty; repeal; rkba; shallnotbeinfringed
Wow.
1 posted on 08/02/2011 7:52:50 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

State pre-emption laws can be a good thing, so long as the good guys have power at the state level.


2 posted on 08/02/2011 7:55:25 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: Libloather

No flash mobs here....


3 posted on 08/02/2011 7:56:01 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Libloather

We still cannot carry OPEN

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4 posted on 08/02/2011 7:56:36 AM PDT by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: Justa

Yeah, those flash mob suppressors work great!


5 posted on 08/02/2011 8:03:38 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Eureka_Lead

and that’s a good thing ... I hope more people in more cities and more states can carry ‘consealed’. carrying ‘open’ does not do anything but encourage theft of the weapon itself (and feed someone’s ego). Carrying consealed legally is a great thing, which not only provides security for one but for many since the bad guys don’t know who’s carrying.


6 posted on 08/02/2011 8:04:45 AM PDT by AgThorn (So, when are we going to quit blaming banking, wall street and everyone but the gov't for this mess?)
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To: NVDave

I wonder if the other side thinks they’re the good guys?


7 posted on 08/02/2011 8:05:15 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Joe Brower; GladesGuru; Travis McGee; My Favorite Headache
Yet another common sense gun law for the Sunshine State.

Gotta love it.

8 posted on 08/02/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Libloather

About time!


9 posted on 08/02/2011 8:10:35 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Libloather
The US Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land, the Laws of any State notwithstanding (Article 6, paragraph 2). Therefore the Right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed (Amendment 2). Not even by home rule cities and HOA's, and with no qualifiers for licensing or mode of carry.

Period. Full stop. End of story.

Anyone telling you otherwise is an active danger to your Rights and Freedoms and should be treated as a Felon in violation of USC Title 18 Sections 241 and 242.

10 posted on 08/02/2011 8:18:41 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: AAABEST
Yet another common sense gun law for the Sunshine State.

It's actually a good thing. It prevents local jurisdictions from enacting gun controls that are stricter than what the state has. Up until this point, many local jurisdictions had laws preventing concealed carry in parks or different areas. It's almost impossible to know the local laws in every different jurisdiction that you travel in and you can inadvertently break the law. One example was that one jurisdiction wouldn't let you carry a concealed weapon below the waist. If you were carrying in an ankle holster or thunderwear you were breaking the law.

11 posted on 08/02/2011 8:25:11 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
IIRC, Florida has had statewide pre-emption laws for a while, but had some rather large loopholes. This new legislation closes some of those loopholes.

This is a good thing, although, as expected, this "news article" is overly tinged by the typical whining of the brainwashed sheep who grace themselves with the title of "journalist".

They weep, and it is a good thing to hear.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 8:44:40 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: mbynack
It's actually a good thing.

Indeed. I actually wasn't being sarcastic - just ripping on lefties who use the term "common sense gun laws."

True common sense gun laws are part of what keeps me in Florida.

13 posted on 08/02/2011 9:03:53 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Libloather

beyond guns this is a big problem in local laws.

cities pass laws they KNOW they can never enforce as a means of bandaid control. Let the judge sort them out they say.

City attornys are often incompetent, crony appointees, or both. They will pass road laws, gun laws, emmission laws, etc. with the anticipation that Mr. and Mrs. America does not have the money to hire a lawyer to fight city or county hall. (never mind that there are over EIGHT starving law schools in FL)


14 posted on 08/02/2011 9:05:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Libloather

I love it. Liberal knickers in knots over law-abiding citizens carrying guns for protection.


15 posted on 08/02/2011 9:05:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: AAABEST
Indeed. I actually wasn't being sarcastic - just ripping on lefties who use the term "common sense gun laws."

I'm a little slow this morning. I agree about Florida gun laws. It really simplifies life compared to other states where businesses have the option of posting "no guns" signs and every jurisdiction has their own laws. Maybe someday we'll see a nationwide CCW with common rules.

16 posted on 08/02/2011 9:10:27 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack

all those local laws were invalid but left on the books as a form of legal harassment when a cop or commissioner needed them.

The key with this law is the required repeal. This neutralizes the leave it on the books just in case or as a oops law.


17 posted on 08/02/2011 9:15:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Libloather

Sweet! Colorado has had their similar law for a number of years now and the world hasn’t cracked in half.


18 posted on 08/02/2011 9:23:27 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Libloather
The title says: New Florida law forces cities, counties to repeal local gun laws

But the article says: Although the state has claimed sole right to regulate firearms since 1987, this year's new law adds fines for local officials who fail to comply, and gives gun owners a right to sue for damages if they believe their rights have been violated. So I guess the actual law is of no importance to them till it comes with penalties, then? Welllll....OK, Nancy! Guess it's time to start building in civil and criminal penalties for politicians in bills when they DARE violate people's rights. They said by their actions that that's what they want, so....

19 posted on 08/02/2011 10:07:43 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: AgThorn

>carrying ‘open’ does not do anything but encourage theft of the weapon itself (and feed someone’s ego).

I wholeheartedly disagree. Open carrying does NOT, in and of itself, encourage theft of the weapon; I usually carry openly and have never had someone touch my weapon who I did not give permission to do so while doing so.

>(and feed someone’s ego)

Again, I disagree; while I was deployed in Iraq (and all of us US Army & Marines were required to have a weapon at all times) there were no out-of-control egos that were not already predisposed to BE out of control (certain sergeants and officers spring to mind).


20 posted on 08/02/2011 1:57:05 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Still Thinking

>Guess it’s time to start building in civil and criminal penalties for politicians in bills when they DARE violate people’s rights.

There’s already a law that quite well does that: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/18/241.html


21 posted on 08/02/2011 2:03:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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