LEAPer and Florida State Rep. Cindy Polo released the following statement in response to newly introduced HB 175:
“After one of the most devastating mass shootings in our state’s history, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to pass a new set of gun safety laws. This legislation was not perfect, but it was a start. We must continue to move forward with bipartisan consensus on these issues and not backwards. This NRA-sponsored legislation is not the way to honor all of those we lost almost a year ago.
“We have a responsibility to the Parkland families and to all communities in Florida. It’s time our loyalty be with the people and not the NRA. I encourage all of my colleagues to do the same.”
LEAP Forward is tracking HB 175 and will be grading opposition to the bill. Thank you to Rep. Polo for immediately speaking out against this legislation.