NRA gets unanimous GOP backing in suit to dismantle governor’s ‘unlawful’ gun order
In an unprecedented move, all GOP members of the Florida legislature have backed a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) seeking to dismantle an order by Governor Ron DeSantis that the NRA says is “unlawful.” The lawsuit, which was filed by the NRA in April, is challenging the governor’s executive order that allows local governments to ban the possession of firearms in public places. The lawsuit argues that the order violates the Second Amendment rights of Floridians. The move by the GOP members of the legislature is a strong show of support for the NRA and their position on gun rights. With a Republican-controlled state legislature, the chances of the executive order being thrown out are high, especially with a Florida Supreme Court that is likely to side with the Second Amendment.