FT. LAUDERDALE, Fl. – Three weeks after the Florida high school massacre, state officials passed gun control restrictions into law and now the National Rifle Association filed a lawsuit to block it.
The NRA filed a suit against the State of Florida in federal court Friday, arguing the law violates the constitutional rights of Florida adults who have not yet turned 21.
The new law is a result of last month’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 people dead.
In addition to the age restrictions, the new law allows some teachers and staff to carry guns on campus.
It also requires a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases with some exceptions, and bans the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, which allow a semiautomatic weapon to fire more like an automatic weapon.