Jay Fant, a candidate for Florida Attorney General, went live on Facebook to answer and debate questions concerning the 2nd amendment. Ashley Moody, another Attorney General hopeful, was not present for the debate. With the rise of advocates and protests calling for stricter gun control reform, politicians that support the 2nd amendment are quickly trying to find a way to marry the rights provided by the amendment with common sense reform that will prevent future shootings from happening.
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Posted by Jay Fant on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Moody, in response, issued a statement, and it can be read below:
She explains that “In 2014, my opponent, Jay Fant, told a tea party group that ‘As a young man, I thought about being a lawyer, but tried law school and, lawyers, that’s for other folks.’ Yet today, that same man is running to be Florida’s top lawyer. Today’s stunt reflects a career politician struggling to gain meaningful support trying to distract voters from the fact he has absolutely no qualifications nor the reasoned judgment to be Attorney General. Instead of being preoccupied with taking his next political step, my opponent should focus on doing his job protecting our children and Constitution during these crucial final days of session.”
“There is no debate. I am a supporter of our Second Amendment and the right of our citizens to bear arms. As the mother of a public school student, I cannot fathom the losses suffered by the families and friends in Parkland. I would urge my opponent to stop grandstanding, and while respecting our Second Amendment, find solutions to prevent mentally deranged individuals and criminals from harming our children. We must protect those we love and that means we must continue learning from Parkland, uncovering all the facts of what happened, so this never happens again. We need serious leaders with serious experience to solve this issue. We do not need unsuccessful businessmen, turned unsuccessful career politicians, engaging in politically opportunistic stunts. Get to work, Mr. Fant. The children of your district and our great state deserve better.”