A federal judge ruled Sunday that anonymous teenage plaintiffs helping to challenge Florida’s sweeping anti-gun law must identify themselves publicly, even as he acknowledged the order would probably expose them to intense leftist “vitriol” and “harassment,” Fox News reports.
*A federal judge has ruled that pro-NRA plaintiffs must publicly disclose their names in a lawsuit challenging an anti-gun bill, even as the judge recognized that there is a high risk of harassment.
“If it were entirely up to this court, the court would not hesitate to grant the NRA’s motion. One need only look to the harassment suffered by some of the Parkland shooting survivors to appreciate the vitriol that has infected public discourse about the Second Amendment. And this court has no doubt the harassment goes both ways.” ~ U.S. District Judge Mark Walker
The judge did state that his hands are tied by the law and he recognizes it will put the teenagers at risk.
Citing the harassment of one of its top Florida officials who was subjecting to threatening and profanity-laced emails and phone calls, attorneys for the NRA wanted to include a 19-year-old woman as a plaintiff in the lawsuit but wanted to keep her name confidential and instead identify her as Jane Doe.
The NRA also sought to include testimony from another 19-year-old male as well. The move was challenged by Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The NRA and teens filed the lawsuit after Florida Gov. Rick Scott passed a bill changing the legal age to purchase a firearm to 21.
While speaking to the NRA convention on May 4, President Trump made clear that trusting the people with guns is part of trusting them with freedom. RWT News Reported
“We support the Second Amendment, not only because we believe in freedom, but also because we trust in everyday, talented, wonderful people … And by the way, these teachers, they love their students. And they are not going to let anybody hurt their students. But you have to give them a chance.”~ President Trump
States have been bypassing federal law and going against our 2nd Amendment as they pass laws to appease the Democratic lunatics.
“We’re trying to shield these young adults from some of the most evil, hateful stuff you can imagine. Individuals should be able to stand up for their rights and beliefs in the Second Amendment without having to expose themselves to harassment and bullying.” ~ NRA
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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