Adoption agencies can’t require prospective parents to disclose whether they have a firearm under a bill approved yesterday by the Florida legislature. The Miami Herald says Gov. Charlie Crist plans to approve the legislation, along with another National Rifle Association-backed bill that would stop legislators from raiding a special trust fund that pays for concealed-weapons permit regulation.
Both bills attest to the might of the NRA. The group has won so many victories that even supporters say the gun lobby is now left with little nips and tucks to the right to own firearms. The trust-fund bill will prohibit lawmakers from raiding the special account derived from fees on licenses for concealed weapons, security officers and private investigators.