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Rep. Hill Files Bill To Repeal Gun Rules Passed After Parkland

Rep. Mike Hill (R-Pensacola) says it’s not guns, but prescription drugs like Ritalin that are the core cause of mass shootings. Hill has filed a bill to repeal several gun related provisions passed by lawmakers after the school shooting in Parkland. He claims a state ban on bump stocks, and raising the age to purchase a rifel to 21, along with the so called “Red Flag” law are unconstitutional.

“It is my distinct responsibility because of my oath that I took to the constitution that I have to file the bill. There is no other measure for me to do. If I have any fidelity to my oath at all then I must file legislation that is going to repeal those measures that I see are directly a confrontation to our constitution,” Hill says.

Hill says he filed his measure before the two recent mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. But would have filed it after those shootings took place as well. Meanwhile, Senate President Bill Galvano has called for more ideas to reduce gun related violence by building on the laws Hill wants to repeal.

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