ORLANDO, FL – State Sen. Linda Stewart and Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith will unveil proposed legislation to ban assault-style weapons in Florida at a news conference at 11 a.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Orange County Courthouse (425 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801).
The legislation is being brought back after originally being filed following the Pulse nightclub shooting. Sunday’s horrific massacre in Las Vegas continues to prove we need an assault weapons ban now more than ever.
The news conference is being held by the Florida Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence. In addition to Stewart and Smith, a Pulse nightclub shooting survivor, the mother of a Pulse victim, and the Rev. Bryan Fulwider of WMFE’s “Three Wise Guys” will be among the speakers.
The bills being introduced also call for a ban on the sale of large-capacity magazines and target the type of weapons used in the Pulse shooting.
The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, created by the League of Women Voters of Florida, promotes smart, common-sense gun legislation and helped set the course for Stewart and Smith’s proposed bills. It includes more than 100 non-partisan organizations dedicated to ensuring responsible gun policy, including such diverse groups as the Hispanic Federation, Interfaith Council of Central Florida, Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, Florida PTA, and Doctors for America.