NRA lawsuit

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody - flanked on both sides by Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister and Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco - led a discussion in Tampa Wednesday about mental health and the criminal justice system.
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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is asking a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association challenging gun legislation passed after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 14 students and three faculty members.

The national gun-rights group challenged part of a sweeping school-safety law that raised the age to purchase rifles and other long guns from 18 to 21.

Judge Refuses To Scuttle NRA Lobbyist Case

Sep 12, 2018
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A federal judge has refused a request by a California man to dismiss part of a lawsuit in which the National Rifle Association’s longtime Florida lobbyist alleges she received harassing and threatening emails in the aftermath of the February mass shooting at a Broward County high school.

Florida is one of a handful of states supporting the National Rifle Association’s challenge of a federal law that restricts young adults from buying guns, according to the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau.   Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, along with 22 other attorneys general, said she will sign onto the brief.  Currently, federal law restricts people between the ages of 18 and 21 from purchasing guns.