Republican Attorney General candidates square off in Fort Myers

Two of the Republican primary candidates for Florida Attorney General voiced their opposition to new gun control legislation during a panel discussion in Fort Myers on Monday.

Ashley Moody and Frank White are two of the four Republicans running to replace current Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi. 

As a sitting member of the House, White voted against the bill that he described as pushed through due to the need to “do something” in the aftermath of the school shooting.

“If a killer wants to commit mass murder, this bill doesn’t stop it,” said White. “The focus on disarmament and increasing age, this doesn’t have any rational connection to the problem.”

The winner of the Republican primary will face off against the winner of the two-man Democratic primary race in November, which currently consists of Tampa lawyer Ryan Torrens and State Representative Sean Shaw.