Hillsborough County Commission Makes Good Start Against Gun Violence
Commissioner Kevin Beckner got the Hillsborough County Commission to animously approve a $150,000 spending measure to to create a committee to stop gun violence. Commissioner Les Miller and had a vote on finding out if the county was allowed to implement gun background checks. Commissioner Mark Sharpe was the only member to vote against Miller's proposal. P> The makeup gun violence study group.
The violence committee approved Wednesday will consist of community stakeholders, Commissioner Beckner and a professional facilitator.It is unknown what the Hillsborough County Commission will do or is allowed to under law. However, this is a rather surprising development from a mostly Republican commission.