NRA requests anonymity for plaintiff in lawsuit against Florida

Posted at 1:45 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 21:48:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman who wants to join the National Rifle Association's challenge to a new Florida law says she fears for her safety.

The Florida law made it illegal to sell guns to anyone under age of 21.

In court filings, the NRA relied heavily on a sworn statement by the group's Florida lobbyist, Marion Hammer, who says she has received "scores" of threatening phone calls and emails following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Hammer, who has advocated on behalf of the "gun-rights,' says the current viciousness has eclipsed even the ugliest messages she has received in the past.

"This time, it's vile, it's filthy, it's evil, it's threatening," Hammer said. "The quantity is unbelievable, and it hasn't let up."

February's massacre in Broward County was one of the worst school shootings in the nation's history.

It prompted Legislators to hurriedly pass a school-safety law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott on March 9.