Freshman state Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, has introduced legislation that would ban the possession and sale of “assault weapons” and standard-capacity magazines.
The bill also calls for enhanced criminal penalties if an “assault” weapon or standard-capacity magazine is used in the commission of a crime.
Of course the bill is backed by The Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence — an offshoot of the anti-gun Florida
League of Women Voters
While I’m always reticent to predict what the pols in Tallahassee will do, I would bet the farm this bill is already DOA.
An interesting aside, the good senator’s legislation appears to be very old and copied from somewhere else or from someone with arcane firearm knowledge.
Some of the weapons specifically banned by name include: the Goncz High Tech Carbine, the French FAMAS MAS, the gone-but-not-forgotten Sig 57 AMT, the Australian Automatic Arms SAP pistol, the Wilkinson “Linda” pistol, and the dreaded SLG 95.
I have to admit I’ve fired the select-fire FAMAS. Like most French tactical firearms, it was unimpressive. I honestly didn’t know they made a semi-auto variant. Stranger still is that anyone would want one, or that the good senator would waste the ink to try to ban them if someone actually did.