NRA sues to block new Florida gun laws

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit to block legislation that places new restrictions on guns in Florida. Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killings stood in the state Capitol and watched Governor Rick Scott sign the far-reaching bill. Hours later, however, the NRA filed a federal lawsuit to block it. The new law capped an extraordinary three weeks of lobbying after the shooting at high school, with student survivors and grieving families working to persuade a Republican-run state government that had shunned gun control measures. Surrounded by…