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Eskamani, Florida Dems Push Assault Weapons Ban

State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Sen. Gary Farmer have filed legislation in Florida to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

From Monivette Cordiero, Orlando Weekly:

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.  

Eskamani has signed up to be a co-sponsor of Smith's bill. 

"We can’t stand by as more people die," she said on Twitter. "It's time to be bold." 

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.