Today we filed an answer to the City of Daytona Beach’s counter-claim and a motion to strike their defenses to our case.
Also today, Governor Scott signed a bill that requires that only a Judge may deprive someone of their right to keep or to bear arms even during a voluntary mental health commitment.
The Legislature and Governor have made it clear that due process protections must be honored if a person’s right to keep arms are to be curtailed. The City of Daytona Beach acted without authority, and despite the constitutional guarantee of the due process of law, to seize personal property and continues to deprive A.B. of his constitutionally protected arms despite the legislature’s clear preemption of firearms policy/law and hundreds of years of court precedent governing the taking of personal property by a government entity.