A ban on assault-style weapons in Hillsborough County failed to get a second
Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4 to 1 to extend the waiting period to purchase a firearm from 3 to 5 days (Yes Votes: Crist, Higginbotham, Miller, Murman No Votes: White)
Commissioners pass motion to make it a misdemeanor for posting threats on social media against schools and day cares. The staff will draft an ordinance that will come back to the Commission for discussion and votes later.
The votes approves the motions to go to the next step
Watch the vote below:
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — On Wednesday, Hillsborough County commissioners voted on whether to pursue a ban on the sale of assault-style weapons in the county.
The proposal was presented by Commissioner Les Miller last week, who said he would like to see three separate ordinances in the county. One of them would ban the sale of assault weapons. The other one would raise the waiting period for obtaining a firearm to the maximum. The last ordinance would make it a misdemeanor if there is a threat against a school.
Here are the “off-the-agenda” items from being brought up by Commissioner Miller. Assault weapons sale ban, extending waiting periods and making social media threats against schools a misdemeanor. Discussion at 11:15am. pic.twitter.com/UfjmRC40tx
A 2011 law imposes a $5,000 fine on municipal officials who try to enact local gun rules. The law also gives Florida's governor the authority to remove mayors and commissioners enacting their own gun rules.
Is it legal? Commissioner Miller’s assault weapons ban could go against state law. Governor may have the right to impose $5,000 fine and even move to remove public officials from their seats. pic.twitter.com/51dbElXZgr