Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is taking time out from doing whatever is necessary to block Floridians from getting affordable health care to target another issue: A law that blocks guns from being purchased by 18, 19, and 20 year olds.
If you think she's doing it to protect those young adults, well, you may be unaware of how Pam Bondi has rewritten the Attorney General's job description. Because in this case, she's reprsenting the National Rifle Association. At your expense.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined 22 other attorneys general in signing onto a brief intended to bolster the NRA's case. The gun rights organization wants the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal law restricting people ages 18, 19 and 20 from buying handguns.
Last year, a federal appeals court upheld that the law, passed in 1968, is constitutional. The NRA filed its petition in April asking for the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling; the states, led by Alabama, sent their brief last week.
Florida and the other states are arguing that their own laws allow people to purchase guns starting at age 18. They say the federal law passed by Congress undermines states' rights and infringes on citizens' Second Amendment protections.
Bondi apparently feels that allowing young adults access to affordable health care is a danger, but allowing them to purchase as many guns as they want, and as early as possible, is not.
I'm sure law enforcement in Florida will be thrilled that Bondi is paving the way to make it easier to get more guns on the streets, and to get them into the hands of some who haven't even graduated from high school yet.
But that's beside the point. Bondi's also running for re-election, and the NRA is a big contributor.
Pam Bondi must protect and serve Pam Bondi, at all costs.