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Old 02-02-2020, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by PolymerMan View Post
Unfortunately, these gun grabbers are doing a State Constitutional Amendment which is then presented as a referendum on the November general ballot directly to the voters. Even if the state legislature is all Republican and the Governor is Republican, if the referendum is approved by the voters, it supersedes any legislated law passed by the state legislature and signed into law. The only government intervention is that the Florida Supreme Court must approve the language of the proposed amendment to make sure it is understood and enforceable. They really can't prohibit an amendment if it passes the legalese mustard test for legal language.

The other problem is that the US Supreme court has ruled that states can restrict the types of guns that are deemed legal in their states.

The good thing is that this won't get on the ballot this time around and hopefully never, but doing a state constitutional amendment by voter referendum is scary.

Yes, and people are literally up in arms about it.
I predict conservative voter turnout will be amazingly high this year.
National, state and local.
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