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LWV of Florida, New York, U.S. Respond to SCOTUS New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen Ruling

SCOTUS has ruled that a New York law restricting certain individuals from carrying concealed weapons in public is unconstitutional, effectively weakening gun safety laws around the country.

The League of Women Voters of Florida, along side League of Women Voters of the U.S. and League Of Women Voters of NYS, filed an amicus brief in support of NY’s law. The LWV of Florida joined the brief in interest of protecting their efforts to allow counties to place additional protective restrictions on voting locations and prevent voter intimidation.

“Floridians know the devastating effects of gun violence in public places, and today’s Supreme Court decision will threaten the safety of our communities,” said Cecile Scoon, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida. “We condemn this decision that will likely make people fear going to places of public congregation: concerts, community events, protests, and even polling places.”

Read the full joint statement here: bit.ly/3tWIXDE

The League of Women Voters of Florida encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund works to register voters, provide voters with election information through voter guides as well as candidate forums and debates.

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