Marco Rubio Under Fire Over Voting For Miami Gun Ban In Public Parks

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) voted to “ban guns from parks” while he was a city commissioner in West Miami in 1999. The Rubio campaign responded by claiming Cruz’s allegation is a “desperate” act and a lie.

Breitbart News has minutes from the March 3, 1999, “Regular Commission Meeting” where Rubio’s vote was recorded as part of a unanimous decision for a gun ban in “county and municipal parks” and other recreational areas and facilities.

According to the minutes from that meeting:

The Mayor called Item 10, request for resolution on prohibiting the use of firearms in parks. The City Attorney read the resolution into the record as follows: “Resolution of the Mayor and City Commission of West Miami, Florida, strongly urging the members of the Florida Legislature to revise Section 790.06(12), Florida Statutes, and close the loophole by adding language to prohibit firearms in county or municipal parks, recreational facilities, or playgrounds, which are locations where children frequently congregate.”

Commissioner Diaz-Padron made a motion to approve the resolution as read. The Mayor seconded the motion and the motion was approved by unanimous vote.

These minutes notwithstanding, the Rubio campaign contends that Cruz’s assertion that Rubio voted for the ban is not true. Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Sviteck tweeted that the Rubio campaign responded to Cruz’s allegations by saying, “Senator Cruz is getting increasingly desperate and giving up on trying to telling voters the truth. Marco is proud of his strong support for and record of standing up for the Second Amendment and no amount of Cruz lies can change that.”

It should be noted that this is not the first time Rubio has been called out publicly for taking a less-than-pro-gun position. On November 7, 2009, the Tampa Bay Times reported that former NRA president Marion Hammer was not impressed with Rubio’s energy for pro-gun issues while he was Florida House Speaker (2007-2008).

Hammer said, “He was a big disappointment to us when he was the speaker. He talked the talk, but he didn’t walk the walk.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins.

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Street Survivor
Street Survivor
5 years ago

Little Igor Rubio .Just go the flock away. Conservatives in name only ! There is not one congress critter in the District of Criminals that’s votes for America/ People.. I despise the whole rotten lot. Its Trump or the cartridge box !

Mikial
Mikial
5 years ago

Rubio is a lying slimeball who was part of the Gang of Eight pushing for amnesty for illegals. A Democrat in Republican’s clothing.

Eric_CA
Eric_CA
5 years ago

Rubio is a RINO! In City and State politics his record shows him to be anti-gun. This is unacceptable. As Florida speaker, Rubio co-sponsored California style legislation benefiting illegal aliens. This is unacceptable. Joining Shumer and the gang-of-eight would have eroded our rights by granting amnesty to millions of anti gun illegal aliens. This is unacceptable.

Rubio is unacceptable as a Republican nominee.

SuperG
SuperG
5 years ago

Catching a career politician in a lie is old-hat. The real news would be if one ever told the truth.

5WarVeteran
5WarVeteran
5 years ago

What disqualifies a candidate? The US Constitution. The “natural born citizen” issue. Is in no way difficult. Yet it seems everyone has an OPINION and most of those are based on a lack of research and education. Research finds the exact and original reference used by Benjamin Franklin and the signatories of the Constitution. The definitive answer: From Ben Franklin’s letter to Charles William Frederic Dumas: Philadelphia, 9 December, 1775. “…I am much obliged by the kind present you have made us of your edition of Vattel. It came to us in good season, when the circumstances of a rising… Read more »

Miss Pea
Miss Pea
5 years ago

How stupid is he, There are so many guns in parks now that people don’t see till a child is killed by random shootings and drive by’s. These politicians need to get out in the real world instead of their A/C offices and see what is really going on in the streets they represent. They promise everything till they get into office then nothing ever happens. That’s why they’re afraid of D T. This country has gone to hell in a hand basket.

Sk
Sk
5 years ago

I get the impression even the people of Florida are tired of Marco.

whsknight61
whsknight61
5 years ago
Reply to  Sk

Yes we are!

h.lang
h.lang
5 years ago

He’s a career politician, why be surprised that he will speak out of both sides. His mouth and his … !

Whsknight61
Whsknight61
5 years ago
Reply to  h.lang

I live in Florida and he is an abomination! He lies just like the rest of them!

Shaft
Shaft
5 years ago

My vote is for the Constitution.

durabo
durabo
5 years ago

This RINO is an anchor baby, therefore INELIGIBLE for the presidency. Why doesn’t anyone press this issue? Oh, I see: it would be RACIST. After all, the current occupant of the White House was not challenged either.

TRUTH BE TOLD
TRUTH BE TOLD
5 years ago

Marco is just another sell out backboneless man…… he also either wrote or voted for bringing in foreign workers
Not to mention he lived in new york and used his mommys address to run for office in florida

POS……. another who does not go by the law unless forced….. sLIMEBALL

VOTE NO ON ROBIO BUT…. MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE DOESNT GO TO HIM IN A COMPUTER GLITCH….AS THEY SAY

hippybiker
hippybiker
5 years ago

As a Florida resident and CCW holder, I can tell you if he did, he was guilty of violating FL Statute 790.33 ie: the pre-emption law of the State of Florida. Thank God in 2013 the legislature and the governor put some teeth in the law in the way of severe penalties for those who abridge the statutes.

Janek
Janek
5 years ago

Marco! (Over Here) ————————————————————————-> Polo! (Over There) LOL