NRA sues Florida over gun control law
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NRA has filed a lawsuit to block new state law banning gun sales to 18-21 year olds.
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The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21.
"We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18- to 21-year-olds," said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., were working on the complaint Friday afternoon, and filed the complaint moments before the court's deadline.
Hammer had previously called the legislation "political eye-wash."Read More...