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Effort To Ban Assault Weapons Gains Steam

Jun 11, 2019
Originally published on June 10, 2019 4:50 pm

A petition aimed at banning assault weapons has earned a constitutional review by the Florida Supreme Court. Ban Assault Weapons Now, an organizations led by survivors of mass shootings and their families, announced Monday they had 103,000 signatures.

Gail Schwartz, the aunt of Parkland shooting victim Alex Schechter, chairs the organization behind the petition.

“This is our chance to do something so that not one more family will suffer," said Schwartz.

Specifically, the measure would only allow organized police forces, and the national guard to possess fully automatic weapons, assault weapons and large magazine weapons that hold more than seven rounds.

To make it on the ballot it’ll need to get 766,200 signatures by February.

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