Emerging Dangers

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Assault Weapons Ban From Ballot


The Florida high court ruled on June 4 that an assault weapons ban could not legally be included on the 2022 ballot.

The ban was introduced by a group called Ban Assault Weapons Now, and would make it illegal for a person to possess any semiautomatic or rifle capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition.

The court ruled the phrasing on the ballot was deceptive and would mislead voters.

The amendment to the state constitution was put in motion following the shooting at Marjory-Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Ban Assault Weapons Now has donors from Parkland residents totaling around $2 million.