The Florida Supreme Court Just Shot the Assault Weapons Ban Ballot Initiative Out of the Sky
The Florida Supreme Court Just Shot the Assault Weapons Ban Ballot Initiative Out of the Sky by Matt Vespa for TownHall
If you’re a Dallas Cowboys fan (I am certainly not), you’ll understand this: you’re riding high, and then it all falls apart. Give it time, it’ll happen. And for the past quarter-century, that’s exactly how things have turned out for the Cowboys—supposedly America’s Team—in their quest for another Super Bowl. Well, it’s the same for the anti-gun crowd. The gun-control movement scores some state-based wins, get a ton of media attention, and then things fall apart. It’s inevitable.
All you have to do is let these people talk and voters quickly find out the insane bits of their agenda. Support for gun control usually spikes after a mass shooting, especially at a school. Parents worry; it’s a total emotional response. Let things settle and that voter good faith evaporates. Given the rioting that has erupted across the country over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police, there is an even bigger rush to buys guns. Six million firearms have been purchased in the past three months. The COVID lockdowns spurred this, but the rioting has seen many gun stores have lines running out the door. People value their property and security. They’re protecting what they own; that’s indelibly American.
If anything, the overreach on the quarantine and the rioting shows why we have a constitutional right to own firearms. And in Florida, the state Supreme Court just shot the assault weapons ban ballot initiative out of the sky for being deceptive. The initiative did not get enough signatures for the 2020 ballot, which shows how pressing this is for Floridians, but now—it won’t show up on the 2022 ballot either. Victory is ours (via WLRN South Florida):
The Florida Supreme Court is blocking an assault weapons ban from going to voters in 2022, saying that the ballot summary is deceptive. https://t.co/spPy5Vz2k1
— CBS 6 Albany – WRGB (@CBS6Albany) June 4, 2020