TALLAHASSEE, Fla – Florida leaders are moving towards officially condemning white nationalism. This comes just after a man shot and killed 22 people in El Paso, Texas who were all of Hispanic descent. Florida lawmakers are not the only ones calling for official changes to laws to disrupt white nationalist groups from their operations.
Senator Kamala Harris of California, a Democratic presidential hopeful, called for a federal “red flag” law that would allow law enforcement to take away guns from white nationalists if a judge agrees that a person poses an imminent danger.
Florida implemented a ”red flag” law in March 2018 that has lead to 2,434 risk protection orders being reported to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Upon reviewing these reports, the agency has suspended close to 600 concealed weapons licenses.
Both Republicans and Democrats agree on this non-partisan concept to crack down on groups that promote hate and hate crimes. The two parties agree that putting a dent in the armor of large hate groups can ultimately curb mass shootings. How long they agree for is still to be determined, as the red and the blue tend to disagree on how to intervene in the public to prevent more mass shootings
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By Marc Charles for Money Talk Radio
Sources: AP News