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Fort Lauderdale Beefs Up Legal Team To Fight Gun Show

women standing with signs to end gun shows
Caitie Switalski
Last year, Fort Lauderdale resident Barbara Markley, far right, led the charge to get the War Memorial Auditorium gun shows ended by the city commission.

Fort Lauderdale renewed its commitment to keep a gun show out of the city-owned War Memorial Auditorium, voting Tuesday night to beef up payments to an outside legal team fighting a lawsuit on the matter.

Florida Gun Shows Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against the city in October, a month before its last show in the auditorium.

For three decades, the auditorium at 800 NE 8th St. was transformed regularly into a giant — and popular — gun and knife shop. But the tradition became increasingly unpopular in Fort Lauderdale, and complaints reached a fever pitch after the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

You can read more at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.