The Florida Legislature long held that only the state, not cities and counties, had the right to regulate firearms. After the NRA complained about local governments imposing their own rules, the Legislature this year established $5,000 fines for local officials that tried to enforce local gun rules.
Ultimately, city and county officials who refuse to comply could be removed by the governor.
That prompted Palm Beach County, along with others across the state, to do away with rules that once banned guns from local parks and public buildings.
Source: Andy Reid for sun-sentinel.com.