Florida gun rights have been on the chopping block since Parkland.
Via Spectrum News 13:
Responding to renewed public calls to repeal Florida's controversial 'stand your ground' gun law, Democratic state lawmakers have triggered an official state poll of the 160 members of the Florida Legislature on whether a special session should be held on the issue.
- Democratic leaders trigger poll on 'stand your ground'
- Will ask Fla. legislature if there should be special session on issue
With 39 Democrats signing a petition calling for the poll, Secretary of State Ken Detzner is now required to conduct the poll.
If two-thirds of the House and Senate memberships vote in favor of a stand your ground special session, one would be called to order...
The Republicans' philosophical opposition to repealing the law makes it highly unlikely that Democrats will succeed in forcing a special legislative session.
But, with the poll being conducted as the 2018 campaign hits its stride, some Tallahassee veterans say it could help Democrats motivate progressive and minority voters.
"Seeing some action like this is giving them hope, and they will ride it all the way to the polls and they will use it to recruit and try to get people out during this midterm," said Florida policy consultant Trimmel Gomes.
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