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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Florida GOP In Crisis As Major Donor Threatens To Pull Money Over Guns

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Republicans in Florida are facing a crisis after a Republican mega-donor threatened to cut off future contributions to political candidates and groups if they don’t support a ban on the sale of military style weapons to civilians.

Al Hoffman Jr., a Florida-based real estate developer who previously served as the National Finance Chairman for the Republican National Committee (RNC), told GOP leaders in an email Saturday that he will no longer support them until they take action on gun violence, the New York Times reported.

“I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons,” Hoffman wrote, according to the Times.…

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Florida Lawmakers Face Horrified Backlash For Blocking Vote On Guns

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As students all around Florida and throughout the country stand with the teenagers who survived the Parkland school shooting, the survivors themselves trekked hundreds of miles by bus to the state capitol in Tallahassee to lobby their legislators for change.

But no sooner had the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High arrived than the GOP-controlled Florida House of Representatives, by a vote of 71 to 36, blocked debate of a bill to prohibit assault weapons.

Photographs revealed several students looking on from the galleries in horror and disgust as their lawmakers failed them.

 



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