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Tallahassee joins other cities in lawsuit over gun laws

Tallahassee joins other cities in lawsuit over gun laws
Tallahassee joins other cities in lawsuit over gun laws
Posted at 3:50 AM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 00:01:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee has joined 19 other cities in a lawsuit against Florida state officials over gun laws.

Florida law currently does not let local governments enact gun safety laws in their own areas and set a severe penalty for officials who violate this.

The cities believe it is unconstitutional for reasons including: "Conflict with the Governor's limited power to remove local government officials, infringe on freedom of speech, and violate the right to petition and instruct."

The list of 20 cities include Orlando, Gainesville and Fort Lauderdale and represent more than two million people.