After ruling on appeal,

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edited May 2002 in General Discussion
After ruling on appeal,county repeals gun law

County commissioners voted Tuesday to repeal a law that fines gun owners who have not secured their firearms from children.

The measure passed 4-to-3, with Commissioners Burt Aaronson, Addie Green and Carol Roberts dissenting.

Commissioners Karen Marcus, Tony Masilotti, Mary McCarty and Warren Newell said they didn't want to vote for the repeal but were compelled because of a March appellate court ruling that made it illegal for the city of South Miami to require trigger locks.

Palm Beach County's ordinance mirrored South Miami's, which fined violating gun owners up to $500.


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"If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of a constitutional privilege." - Arkansas Supreme Court, 1878
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