Florida Democrats knock Rick Scott on gun record via Orlando billboard


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The Florida Democratic Party have their sights set on Gov. Rick Scott’s voting record on gun safety, and almost the whole damn town can see it.

When driving by East Colonial Dr. and Commerce Blvd. in East Orlando today, there’s a glaring detail that stands out from the rest – a digital billboard that, by no coincidence, reads: “612 Days between Pulse & Parkland. Rick Scott did nothing. – The Sun Sentinel.” It’s courtesy of the Florida Democratic Party, with words taken from a Sun-Sentinel editorial written on Feb. 17.

A previous billboard on Feb. 23 stated, “After Sandy Hook, Pulse, the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting or any other mass shooting, Scott did nothing on guns or school safety.”

The Feb. 23 billboard came on the same day Scott and his fellow Sunshine State GOP lawmakers announced proposals to raise the legal age to buy any firearm to 21, ban bump stocks that can alter a semi-automatic rifle into a fully automatic weapon and add $500 million for mental health initiatives and school safety.

An amendment to ban assault-style weapons – what was used in the Parkland massacre on Feb. 14 – was voted down in Tallahassee late last month.

A similar billboard will begin airing in Tallahassee on Sunday.