Gun-rights bills shot down in Florida Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Not even a full week into the legislative session, Florida lawmakers appear to have killed nearly all new bills submitted to expand gun rights in the state.

Initially, bills that were aimed at allowing guns to be carried on school campuses and airports appeared to have widespread support in the Florida House.

“It’s a Second Amendment right and we’re very protective of that right, Rep. Jason Brodeur said.

But in the Florida Senate, the bills didn’t even make it out of committee, thanks to Sen. Anitere Flores.

“I do not support having guns on campus,” she said. “I do not support having guns in airports. I do not support having guns in school zones.”

The move marks the second time in two years that gun bills died in the opening days of the legislative session.

The National Rifle Association was quick to react to the bills being blocked, and vowed in a statement that “it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”