Pasco commissioners cancel gun control hearing
“I don’t mean to tell you, you don’t have authority to do this – because you do,” Sims said. “I think we could draft local options that would probably withstand a legal challenge. I certainly think you have the right to pass them under the Florida constitution.”
But Sims noted that Pinellas County already has the type of local regulations Pasco commissioners were considering, and that county has been sued in state and federal court. “I think the outcome of those lawsuits will put our office in a better position to advise you,” she said.
She offered to report back to commissioners later in the year on the status of the Pinellas litigation and potential gun control legislation.
“As much as I want to see the gun show loophole abolished, I’m in agreement,” Commissioner Pat Mulieri said. “We need to be prudent.”