Gun bill’s signing is just bad theater in Tallahassee | Letters

The proposal (SB 7026) would raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 and require a three-day waiting period for people purchasing rifles and other long guns, requirements that already apply to buying handguns. The measure also would ban the sale of “bump stocks,” which allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic fully automatic weapons.

The new gun bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed last week was nothing but theater, and bad theater at that. He had to know that the National Rifle Association was going to file a lawsuit trying to get it tossed out. If he and the rest of Tallahassee didn’t know this, then they aren’t bright enough to ride a bicycle in public, let alone legislate anything. The bill will be tied up in the courts for a long time and never get implemented, and Florida tax payers will get stuck with legal bill.

Ben Nemer, Hollywood

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