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Florida Attorney General Trying To Keep Proposed Assault Weapons Ban Off 2020 Election Ballot

Amy Beth Bennett
South Florida Sun Sentinel
Ban Assault Weapons Now Chairwoman Gail Schwartz, aunt of Parkland shooting victim Alex Schachter, as she submits petitions to Broward County to put on the 2020 election ballot a ban on the sale of military style weapons.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody doesn’t want a proposed constitutional amendment to ban possession of assault weapons in Florida to appear on the 2020 election ballot.

Moody outlined her arguments in a filing late Friday afternoon with the Florida Supreme Court. She said the title of the amendment — “prohibits possession of defined assault weapons” — and the summary of the amendment don’t adequately explain what the proposal would actually do.

As a result, Moody argued, “voters will not be able to understand their true meaning and ramifications of the proposed amendment, making the ballot language clearly and conclusively defective.”

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.