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Every city and county government in Florida is being encouraged to review its firearms ordinances after the state Legislature adopted a law that makes it illegal for local officials to impose tougher gun regulations than the state does.
But Palm Beach County is among a handful of Sunshine State local governments that are resisting the new law. Apparently, county commissioners there believe they — and they, alone — have the responsibility to cherry pick through the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights to determine what liberties they can bestow on their subjects.
Under the new state law, Palm Beach County must repeal several county gun ordinances, including bringing guns to a park or child-care facilitiy and shooting a gun east of the 20-mile bend.
“The fact is,” Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson said, “guns kill people.”
Really? Logic, and well-worn cliche, state otherwise: “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.”
“What we’re doing now is … having our attorneys look into lawsuits that we may bring against the state and challenge it, and if we have to we’ll go to the Supreme Court,” Aaronson added.
Good luck with that.
For more, go to:
-- [Palm Beach County May Challenge State Gun Law](http://www.wpbf.com/news/28896461/detail.html#ixzz1VOofbLJC/) -- [Florida Law Eliminates Gun Restrictions](http://www.personalliberty.com/news/florida-law-eliminates-gun-restrictions-800576620/) -- [Florida State Law Eliminates Firearms Restrictions](http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/8605-florida-state-law-eliminates-firearms-restrictions/) -- [Gun Laws Changing](http://www.flanews.com/?p=13005/) -- [Docs vs. Glocks Back in the Sights](http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Docs_Vs_Glocks_Heads_for_Repeal_127939843.html?storySection=comments/) -- [Gary Stein wrong about guns in public parks](http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-08-17/news/fl-guns-in-parks-letter-20110817_1_gary-stein-guns-in-public-parks-hunting-or-target-shooting/) -- [Medical journal criticizes Florida's doctor-gun law](http://www.tampabay.com/news/medical-journal-criticizes-floridas-doctor-gun-law/1185621/) -- [FMA will defend docs in complaints over gun questions](http://www.postonpolitics.com/)