Legislators Trying for Gun Bans in Government Buildings and Daycare Before "Catastrophe"

Categories: Broward News
There's currently a list in the Florida Statutes of 15 places where you can't bring a concealed weapon. A pair of state legislators would like to make that 17.

Last year, the legislature passed a law that would impose fines on counties and municipalities that tried to write up their own gun laws.

Officials in Palm Beach County and West Palm Beach governments have been freaking out over it -- one saying a "catastrophe" could take place -- and they've been taking all sorts of exotic measures to combat the law.

Now, State Rep. Lori Berman, a Delray Beach Democrat, has filed legislation to add government buildings and childcare facilities to the list of places you can't bring a concealed weapon, saying it's in the interest of "public safety."

"I am deeply concerned that citizens can carry guns into childcare facilities and governmental buildings," Berman says. "I urge the Legislature to support this bill to protect our children and our fellow citizens. We cannot wait for a catastrophe -- we must address the flaws in our laws now."

Palm Beach County employees have gotten on Berman's good side to file this one, with two specifically commenting on why they don't want guns at their offices.

Commissioner Burt Aaronson says they "owe this to the general public who place their trust in government," while another county employee thinks people might rob her office if they're allowed to have guns in there.

"...[W]e handle a substantial amount of cash daily," Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon says. "The temptation of quick cash and immediate access to guns is a hazardous risk to the safety of the public and my employees."

Sen. Maria Sachs, also a Delray Beach Democrat, will be sponsoring the Senate side of the bill.

Click here for the bill text.

New Times on Facebook | The Pulp on Facebook | Matthew Hendley on Facebook | Twitter | E-mail Matthew Hendley |

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

Having bureaucrats being nervous that the taxpayers they are abusing are armed is entirely appropriate.  The public should be able to rent guns when entering government buildings.  It would greatly improve the attitude of our officials.

Having guns in schools is also a great idea.  I want nut jobs to know that they can get get shot to death if they try to murder our children.  If there are no guns in schools, it merely makes it safe for them to kill kids, since nobody can shoot back.


This is a "NO-BRAINER:"  legislators with no-brains of their own voted in favor of ther new law at the urging of the gun lobby, and the same legislators will vote against this newest attemp to curtail Capital idiocy.  What will it take for those fools in Tallahassee to see the stupidity of their action?  A mass murder by a disgruntled, gun-toting person?

Soccer shop
Soccer shop

The German media  demanding standards Berri wear nike tiempo legend  iv performance of the game, two people is not perfect,  but are very prominent: Robben wear nike mercurial  vapor superfly iii game shooting 6 1 target can score, he  touches the ball 54 times, pass rate reached 91%, only won 42% of the 1 to 1  chance; nike total 90  laser iv for goal assists Ribery the only shot 1 times,  95 times, the ball passing rate is also high amounts to 89%, he won 53% of the  1 to 1 chance. After the war, helped Bayern to victory to Robben wear nike ctr360  maestri ii elite or no suspense to be media trumpeting  Hero:" Robben wear adidas f50 adizero  trx winner! Bayern promotion "," Robben of  Bayern sent to the German cup 8 strong"adidas adipower  predator trx various compliments peter pan title to  occupy the mainstream media headlines.  Christmas is  coming! Bayern for the 5 consecutive season. adidas adipure iv  sl The German cup 8 strong, mizuno wave cup you should thank in the final 1 minute winner against Robben of Bochum wear adidas predator!"  Bayern 's official language is human. Remember adidas adipure last Christmas before the final 1 games, strand outside the care inside Bayern  at Stuttgart, is a man made Ribery wear nike tiempo saved Van  Gaal 's team, but 12 months after the protagonist into Robben wear nike ctr360 maestri ii, the king of Bayern constant  although a supporting role but still shines. nike total 90 Confusingly," Sport 1" after the game score is actually Ribery wear nike ctr360 hit a game-high 2 points, Robben wear nike mercurial only 3 points ( German media score used to perform better scoring less),  perhaps German media to denounce Peter wear cristiano ronaldo  cleats Pan, or multiple waste in accusing him of the  suspected diving. In any case, Luo Berri wear cheap soccer  cleats horror wings and lakes, small Bochum fall season title run-in, their sword  ghost not less ... ...Chivu's agent with  Inter this summer about renewal, Nike Total 90 Laser IV but Inter to  busy is postponed to December. At the December right away, inter without any Nike Mercurial Superfly III movement,  the message Inter will start in March in contract negotiations. For Inter's  attitude, the broker Beccari wear Nike Tiempo Legend  IV  ( Victor Becali  ) said: "now the situation is very bad, I and Christian wear Nike CTR360  Maestri II  ( above  ) in Inter's telephone, but they have no action. Over the past few months is  such, did not change." Adidas F50 Adizero TRX Complain  after Beccari, then said: " he wear Mizuno Supersonic Wave II will  be in Milan  city to spend a quiet Christmas, Adidas Adipower Predator TRX then 4-5 days, perhaps we will be. As for the transfer, the Soccer cleats first week of  January he will be, Adidas Adipure IV SL now I don't say  anything!"The Liverpool and  Suarez wear NIke Mercurial,  this is a heavy blow, in fact, Suarez wear Nike CTR360 has always denied his guilt, but the FA is determined to hold hearings for  ruling, Dalgliesh wear Nike Tiempo had previously expressed dissatisfaction, called FA effort for Rooney wear Nike Total 90 commutation and flee, but Suarez slaughter," Fa spent 9 to investigate the  incident, and Adidas Adipure eventually  make decision to sue is simply a joke, I don't think Adidas F50 AdiZero it will help to solve the problem, the Liverpool Club stand firm in Suarez wear Adidas F50 AdiZero  II."Previously, the  British media expected most Suarez wear Adidas F50 AdiZero  TRX will be suspended for 6 games, but did not expect the  FA punishment but also higher Adidas F50 AdiZero  Prime than the media expected, the 8 match ban results  for Liverpool and Suarez are difficult to accept. Adidas adipower  Predator Liverpool Football Club in the first time issued  a statement:" the FA on Suarez wear Nike Mercurial  Vapor Superfly III FG to make punishment decisions, we  are very shocked and disappointed. We wear Nike Mercurial  Vapor Superfly Safari III will carefully study the  committee's punishment books, and Nike CTR360  Maestri II Elite reserves the right to appeal. Liverpool Football Club have been opposed to all Nike Tiempo Legend  IV Elite forms of racism, as soon as examples, we could  not accept nor may compromise. Nike Total 90  Laser III"

" But specific to  Suarez, we don't think he has any racist behavior, Adidas Adipure IV and the most crucial is, Evra himself had written in a statement said: ' I  don't think Suarez is a racist. Adidas Adipure IV  SL' In fact, Suarez's grandfather is black, he is in a mixed-race  family grew up in Ajax, in the pluralistic culture grew up, so Suarez wear Adidas Adipower  Predator TRX was  found guilty of a be hardly worthy of belief, we will provide any necessary  support to Suarez. ' 

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault