Fort Lauderdale Beefs Up Legal Team To Fight Gun Show

Jan 23, 2019

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.