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Major Florida Republican Donor Al Hoffman Jr Issues Ultimatum On Assault Weapons

As a veteran and West Point graduate, retired Florida real estate developer Al Hoffman Jr. says he knows what military-style weapons like the AR-15 can do. “They're still designed to kill people,” said Hoffman, of North Palm Beach. “I don't care what ...

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As a veteran and West Point graduate, retired Florida real estate developer Al Hoffman Jrsays he knows what military-style weapons like the AR-15 can do“They're still designed to kill people,” said Hoffman, of North Palm Beach“I don't care what anybody says, that's what they're for.” Listen Listening.. / 1:05 LISTEN: Major Florida Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum On Assault Weapons Hoffman served as finance chair for the Republican National Committee and co-chair of both George WBush campaignsNow, as a private citizen and major Republican donor, he plans to put his influence to use to ban assault weaponsHoffman said he will no longer support candidates who don’t support what he calls ‘sensible gun legislation.’ And he is urging his fellow Florida Republican donors to follow suit“I'm going to mail out a plea to every single registered voter in the state of Florida, asking them to withhold their money until they can get a pledge from their candidate to support the assault weapons ban,” Hoffman saidHoffman hopes the donors’ pressure can ultimately move the National Rifle Association to support an assault weapons banTags: gun controlRepublicansFlorida RepublicansNRAstoneman shootingcampaign donationsLocal NewsnewsTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread Related Content South FlaBillionaire Mike Fernandez: 'Not One Cent' To Politicians Who Don't Support Gun Control By Tom Hudson • Feb 25, 2018 Tom Hudson / WLRN Mike Fernandez has raised millions of dollars for mostly Republican politicians, but he says no one seeking public office will get his money if they don't support gun control School Shooting Survivors Target NRA-Linked Companies By The Associated Press • Feb 25, 2018 Survivors of a mass shooting at a Florida high school are hoping to expand the reach of their gun control movement by seeking a boycott of companies doing business with the NRA and urging tourists to boycott the Sunshine State After Years Of Dejection, Proponents Of Gun Laws See Hope By The Associated Press • Feb 25, 2018 The progression has become numbingly repetitive — mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals, the mourning, the talking heads and the calls for change that dwindle into nothingness GovRick Scott And Florida Lawmakers At Odds On School Safety By Kate Stein • Feb 23, 2018 Miami Herald Archive Florida’s governor and state lawmakers each released plans for improving school safety following last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including major changes to gun laws and more money for mental health

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