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

Jul 30, 2019

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.