Florida Gun Law Preemption Fines Struck Down

A Florida judge struck down a state law that would have fined municipalities $5,000 for enacting local firearms ordinances that would preempt state gun laws. The judge did, however, uphold the heart of the law in that the state legislature is the final authority on setting state laws with regard to firearms, and local municipalities don’t have the authority to supersede those laws. The law has been in effect since 2011, and no municipal leader or entity has received the fine. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), a defendant in the lawsuit, is expected to appeal. Florida’s Attorney General’s Office is also a defendant.

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