Group of moms heads to Tallahassee to urge legislators to reject 'dangerous' gun legislation

Posted at 5:10 AM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 07:02:50-05

TAMPA, Fla. -- A group of more than fifty moms is set to head to Tallahassee Wednesday morning to talk to state legislators about gun control. 

The group, Moms Demand Action, is participating as a part of Advocacy Day, starting at 5 a.m. 

According to their post on Facebook, the group will spend the middle of the day talking with state legislators about "common-sense laws" and "the kind of state" they want for their kids. 

It also says they will "urge legislators to reject dangerous gun legislation that has been introduced for the 2018 session."

The group calls this a great time to meet with legislators, saying they will join other moms, dads, survivors and supporters from all over the state. 

The bus is set to leave at 5 a.m. from Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and return Wednesday evening. 

President Trump has said recent attacks were the result of mental health issues and were not related to gun control. 

Moms Demand Action posted on Facebook a list of the laws they plan to address during their trip to Tallahassee:

  • "Guns in Courthouses- Allows anyone with a conceal carry license to bring their firearm to any building used to hold court. Obviously dangerous, because court proceedings often anger people (domestic violence offenders, custody battles, etc.) as well as the financial burden it will put on local governments to check in and sign out guns. 
  • Business Liability- Will hold business owners liable, if they Do Not Allow guns in their businesses and something happens. It’s a scare tactic bill to force businesses to allow guns in their businesses. Disney will not stand for this.
  • Temporary Brandishing of a firearm- Reduces fine to a warning initially before any action is take. We call this "Open Carry" because it is vague about what is "temporary". It gives gun owners the ability to intimidate by flashing their weapon.
  • Guns in private schools and churches- This bill will allow firearms at schools that have a church attached. This is dangerous because guns have no place in schools and could be broadened to any school that has any religious gathering that could be considered "church".
  • The NICS (background check) Denial-Sponsored by Mom’s would require firearm dealer to report to local authorities when a person, trying to by a firearm, does not pass a background check. "Lie and Try" Bill."