Bob Buesing, Democratic candidate for Florida Senate, District 18, issued the following statement today on gun reform legislation before the Senate Committee on Rules:
“I am deeply disappointed today by the majority members of the Florida Senate Rules Committee. By voting down an amendment banning assault weapons, the Republicans on this committee have shown that the only constituency they answer to is the National Rifle Association.
“In the twelve days since the horrific mass shooting unfolded in Parkland, Dana Young has done nothing, and her silence is deafening. An “A-rated” NRA politician herself, she would rather appease our state’s gun lobby than take action to protect its schoolchildren.
“We need a ban on assault weapons in Florida because we know it works to decrease gun violence. Today I am calling on Tallahassee politicians like Dana Young to do the right thing: get these weapons of war off Florida streets and protect our communities.”