FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2018
CONTACT: Franco Ripple, 352-219-6029, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tallahassee, Fla. — Recently, ten cities in South Florida filed a lawsuit challenging the validity of Florida’s state preemption law on local firearms ordinances. Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi are among defendants in the lawsuit.
Michael Alfano, campaign manager for the Campaign to Defend Local Solutions, made the following statement regarding the lawsuit:
“Florida’s super-preemption penalties that punish local officials for protecting communities from gun violence have existed for long enough. These preemption laws are a violation of the Constitution, they have a chilling effect on local democracy, and they allow special interests to threaten and silence local voices. We look forward to supporting this case through forthcoming amicus curiae briefs with other state and national partners, and we thank these courageous local officials for standing up to these abuses of power.”