State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Sen. Gary Farmer have filed legislation in Florida to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
While both lawmakers point out polls showing a majority of Floridians supporting an assault weapons ban, the issue remains extremely divisive. Earlier this week, Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, was sexually harassed and berated by online commenters on social media for posting a photo of herself supporting a 2020 constitutional amendment banning assault weapons.
LEAP Forward endorsed Eskamani’s 2018 campaign. I thank her for her advocacy on this issue and will be grading HB 455 and scoring support.