Pasco County commissioners backed off their plan to hold a public hearing later this month on whether to enact local gun control measures.
“It’s outrageous,” local Democratic Party Chairman Lynn Lindeman said. He wrote the commissioners in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting asking them to reconsider closing the loophole that allows people in Pasco County to buy firearms at gun shows without being subjected to a background check or a three-day waiting period.
“This is really a shock to me,” Lindeman said. “There was a poll that just came out today that says 94 percent of people living in Florida want background checks.”
The public hearing was scheduled for March 19 in New Port Richey. Assistant County Attorney Kristi Sims asked commissioners to consider canceling or delaying the hearing before it’s advertised.