WMNF | Debate on Florida gun laws and bills

Every year the Florida Legislature considers several gun bills; to explore the state’s gun laws in depth, the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club held a forum Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg.

A University of Virginia graduate asked the two participants whether at demonstrations like the one over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, participants’ First Amendment rights were getting trumped by the Second Amendment since police felt paralyzed into inaction because of the superior firepower of the armed white supremacists.

Here are the responses from Margie Sanfilippo, an Eckerd College professor critical of efforts to expand gun rights to college campuses, and from Jeff Young, a Sarasota attorney who defends the rights of gun owners.



They were asked what could have been done to prevent the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando.





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