4.11.18

#DefendLocal on Unconstitutional Punitive Firearms Preemption

As more and more Florida cities join lawsuits against the State of Florida over its unconstitutional firearms preemption laws, the Campaign to Defend Local Solutions shared the importance of defending local democracy in the news.

Michael Alfano, campaign manager for the Campaign to Defend Local Solutions, issued the following statement on the St. Petersburg and Tallahassee decisions:

“Cities across Florida are banding together demanding a return to local control, common sense, and the ability to take meaningful local action on gun violence. The Florida Legislature overstepped its bounds with unconstitutional efforts to punish local officials. People deserve to feel safe in their communities, and we thank these mayors and commissioners for standing strong in defense of local democracy.”

Read more in Tampa Bay Reporter here.