Letter To The Editor


Every 17 hours a Florida child is either injured or killed by gun violence. Last week we discovered that Florida institutions failed to protect our children.

Adam Putnam’s Department of Agriculture failed to conduct background checks on tens of thousands of concealed-carry permits. This is unacceptable and reprehensible. A mailroom staffer stopped reviewing background checks on applicants because she couldn’t log into the system.

From Pulse Nightclub to Stoneman Douglas – hasn’t our state been through enough?

Floridians deserve a full accounting of this dangerous episode in ineptitude. Putnam should resign from his post as head of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. He should also withdraw from the governor’s race based on this monumental failure of leadership.

—Joanna Sackel- Volunteer, Florida chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense