Democratic legislators in California, Illinois and New York are pushing for tighter gun control laws, though their efforts are largely symbolic because neither republicans state legilators or congress appears to be making any moves to modify current gun laws, nor has either presidential candidate taken up any gun control topics or agendas. Also most state legislative session have already been concluded for the year.
Tallahassee, Fla. -
Gov. Rick Scott has formed his new task force that will look into Florida's gun laws, including the controversial Stand Your Ground law invoked by George Zimmerman over his Feb 26 shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Scott said, "This task force is going take input form people about public safety. Stand Your Ground is part of it, but thank God we live in a state where crime is at a 40-year low. I want to keep it that way."