Local story today in my county is that a local attorney is suing thee county over the county’s passing of an ordinance a couple of years ago banning firearms from county parks. The county has already had a suite brought against it about this and the county agreed to take the signs down. In Florida ONLY the State can make rules regarding firearms and no city, county or other entity can make their own. It is Florida law period.
Now I will give credit where it is due and say that our local paper got the story right and reported that Lee County has already agreed to take down the signs and that putting them up was a violation of State law in the first place. They even quoted the county attorney saying that the signs were being taken down and or changed (of course they have had two years to do this…).
Anyway, I go home for dinner this evening and the news is on. I hear a teaser saying “should guns be allowed in county parks, a local man sues the county for that right”. When they return and the story comes on it starts with a grandma sitting at a kiddy playground watching her two grandchildren who appear to be 4-5 years old. She is appalled when the reporter ask her if she has heard that someone is filing a lawsuit against the county for this “right”. Granma goes on to tell us how “that is just not right, one place guns do not belong is around our children”…..blah, blah, blah…. The story goes on to say that county officials will not comment on the lawsuit because they have not seen it. They never mention that the county has addressed the issue and agree they are in the wrong. The whole report continues to make it sound like this is some gun nut trying to carry a gun to the playground and harm our precious little children, NEVER in the entire story did they mention that what the county did IS AGAINST THE LAW. Instead they made it sound like the right wing gun wackos are out there threatening our children. Just freaking makes me sick. I was yelling at the television….freaking sorry azz spin crazed media at it again.