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CRC could put the Legislature's gun bill as an amendment onto the November ballot. Will it?

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With the first gun control measure signed into law in decades, a key Republican member of the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission has drafted a proposal to make sure the age limits and waiting period stand up to any constitutional challenge from opponents.

The proposal, by Miami attorney and CRC member Roberto Martinez, was filed with the CRC on Friday, just moments after Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 7026 into law, which bans the sale of any firearm in Florida to anyone under the age of 21, imposes a three-day waiting period on all handgun purchases and bans bump stocks.

The CRC meets once every 20 years with the goal of updating the state constitution. It has the power to put directly onto the November 2018 ballot proposed constitutional amendments. The group holds its final public hearing Tuesday, March 13, in St. Petersburg at the University of South Florida University Student Center. Martinez’s proposal will be amended to one of the three dozen existing proposals under consideration. Story here.