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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

League of Women Voters of Florida demand gun reform at last local CRC public hearing

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:43 AM

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Today will be the last chance for Central Floridians to attend one of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s public hearings locally.

Prior to the public hearing, the League of Women Voters of Florida will hold a press conference to demand that the CRC takes action on gun safety. According to a press release from the LWVF, the group is calling on the commissioners to propose a state ban on semiautomatic assault riffles and large-capacity magazines.

“The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are counting on us to get this right,” says president of the LWVF Pamela Goodman in a news release. “We urge the Constitution Review Commission to take action by bringing forward a proposal that bans all semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity feeding devices. The CRC is not beholden to any special interest or gun lobby – they should act in the interest of the people, and we demand that they take action on gun safety now.”

Per a 2017 Pew Research Center poll: 68 percent of adults are in favor of banning assault- and military-style weapons, and 65 percent support a ban on high-capacity magazines.

For additional information on the LWVF’s call for gun reform, visit their website.

Today’s CRC public hearing will take place in the Maxwell C King Center at Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are open to the general public.

More information on the CRC can be found here.

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