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NRA sues Florida over gun bill same day Gov. Scott signed it into law

Friday - 09/03/2018 18:49
Gov. Scott talks about signing a school safety bill as family members of those slain at the Feb. 14th mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL react.

 

The National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit this afternoon against the state to block a law that had just been signed by Gov. Rick Scott that prohibits gun sales to anyone between the ages of 18 and 21. 

"We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18 to 21 year olds," said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. were working on the complaint this afternoon, and filed the complaint moments before the court's deadline.

Hammer had previously called the legislation "political eye-wash."

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