Palm Beach Commissioners Sue Over State Gun Law

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

West Palm Beach, FL (AP) - The Palm Beach County Commission is
suing top state officials over a law that forbids local governments
form passing their own gun regulations.

Filed Tuesday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the lawsuit
names Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, the Florida
House and the Florida Senate.

According to the Palm Beach Post (, the
suit claims the new law is unconstitutional. County officials say
the law violates the separation of powers because it gives the
governor the ability to remove local officials from office and
strips local officials of immunity from lawsuits.

The law's sponsor, Sen. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, says the penalties
are necessary because local officials have previously ignored a law
that keeps the power to regulate guns with the Florida Legislature.

Information from: The Palm Beach Post,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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