Podcast: Florida mayor defies state law on assault weapons

gun and bulletsThe mayor and city commission of Coral Gables, Florida have unanimously passed a ban on assault-style weapons in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. But their action is in direct defiance of a 2011 state law that bans local governments from regulating guns. NPR reports that Coral Gables officials are also risking a financial penalty for defying the state law. NPR has an interview with the mayor of Coral Gables that’s available in this podcast.