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Wayne Messam on Gun Control

 

 


Sued state of Florida to allow municipal gun control

Messam has worked to enact local gun regulations in Miramar to make a 5,000-seat amphitheater in the city gun-free. He, along with 5 other mayors, sued Florida Gov. Rick Scott last year to eliminate a state law that penalizes local officials if they enact municipal gun regulations.
Source: Axios.com on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 22, 2019

Reduce gun violence by 50%

"Did you know that in Florida that mayors cannot even discuss gun safety? The governor can remove us from office, fine us $5,000, and our city can be exposed to lawsuits by anyone who says that any measures that we take violate their rights. I decided to sue the state of Florida. I believe that cities should have a say whether we want to allow assault-style weapons in our parks. My goal is to reduce gun violence by 50 percent, and by the end of my administration to end it in total."
Source: WBUR FM (Boston) on 2020 Democratic primary , Apr 9, 2019

Opposed state law preventing discussion of gun control

Miramar joined ten other Florida cities to sue the state over 2011 law, which asserts that if a city does so much as call a meeting to discuss gun-control legislation, officials from that city face a $5,000 fee and could be removed from office by the governor. "We can't even propose or even enact public safety measures in our respective communities," Messam said. "We think it's punitive, we think it's an overreach, and there needs to be a change."
Source: Townhall.com on 2020 presidential hopefuls , Mar 28, 2019

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