June 12, 2016 -- a night that the LGBT community will never forget, a night that the lives of 49 people partying at Pulse nightclub in Orlando were ended.
Last Summer — eight days after the Pulse nightclub shooting — the Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence asked state politicians to hold a special session to ban assault weapons and increase background checks. Nothing happened.
All elected officials have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution. We respect it and its provisions but must equally respect the first three words with which that Constitution begins and the fact that it is WE THE PEOPLE our laws are meant to serve and protect. A balance is and can be found with all issues from free speech to the right to bear arms.