BY BUDDY NEVINS
Gun control is back.
State Rep. Jim Waldman, D-Coconut Creek, is sponsoring a local bill to allow governments to ban firearms in some city, county and School Board facilities.
Jim Waldman, with finger on face, on the floor of the House.
The Legislature last year voted to allow guns in such buildings.
Although Waldman’s bill would only apply to Broward County, it is unlikely to pass. Gun lovers control Tallahassee and they want weapons legal anywhere…except the Capitol.
You have to go through one weapon detector to get on a plane, but two to get into the Senate or House gallery!
“You are prohibited from walking into the Capitol with a gun, but you can go after the County Commission or the School Board. It is the height of hypocrisy,” Waldman said.
Waldman is right. By filing this bill, he will again show the Republican leadership for they really are: A bunch of hypocrites.
My prediction: This bill won’t even get a committee hearing in Tallahassee. It will be deep sixed.
You can read the bill below which is more than most legislators will get to do. I predict that the bill won’t even get a committee hearing.
A bill to be entitled
An act relating to Broward County, Florida; providing that it is unlawful to carry a hand gun or concealed weapon or firearm within certain governmental buildings within Broward County; providing a penalty.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
Section 1. It is unlawful for any person to openly carry a hand gun or carry a concealed weapon or firearm into:
- The Broward County Governmental Center or the Broward County Governmental Center West;
- K.C. Wright Building, chief administrative offices of the School Board.
- One building within each municipality within Broward County designated by the governing body of the municipality by resolution, containing administrative offices of the municipality.
(1) Each building referenced in subsections 1, 2, and 3 shall have a sign prominently displayed at each public entrance announcing that it shall be unlawful to openly carry a hand gun or to carry a concealed weapon or firearm onto the premises.
(2) Any person violating this act commits a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in sections 775.082 or 775.083, Florida Statutes.
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming law.