Thursday, February 22, 2018
$30,000,000 in contributions from the NRA -- that's why.
Meanwhile in Florida, after the Pulse Night Club and Parkland massacres, the Florida legislature tackled the horrifice problem by doing this:
Florida House approves bill to post “In God We Trust” in all public schools
A useless bit of grandstanding by the legislature in a state with some of the laxest gun laws in the country. A state that allowed a 19-year-old who could not buy a beer buy an AR-15. Those legislators seem to be unaware that when that 19-year-old bought that weapon, the money he used has "In God We Trust" on it. That slogan was useless in doing anything to prevent a massacre then; it is useless now. A real change in the laws is what's needed. And a majority of Americans agree.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, who loosened gun laws in the state that already has lax gun laws, is now running like a little cockroach that's had light shined on him to distance himself from the NRA.
From the Miami Herald:
Rick Scott Scrambles To Save Senate Bid: Drops Headlining 2018 NRA Leadership Forum
Gov. Rick Scott has become a favorite of the Florida gun lobby during the past seven years by lifting restrictions on guns, preventing doctors from asking patients about their weapons, opposing stricter background checks and cutting the cost of getting a concealed weapon license.
Scott secured backyard gun ranges, expanded a self-defense law known as “stand your ground” and allowed people without concealed weapon licenses to carry guns in emergencies like hurricane evacuations for 48 hours.
The National Rifle Association returned the favor with its highest compliment, an A-plus rating, as the NRA flooded Florida homes with millions of mailers to help Scott clinch re-election four years ago.