Like most Broward Democrat events, their Saturday morning anti-gun rally in Sunrise featured more politicians and activists than average citizens. The partisan rhetoric was very heated at times, but a few brave elected Democrats did praise Florida Republicans for passing several measures after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massacre. While the battle cry from most speakers focused on changes in Federal law, not a single Federal officeholder from Broward attended the rally.
Former Republican and NRA darling Charlie Crist also joined the politicians in Sunrise. The attendees included State Sen Shevrin Jones, State Sen Lauren Book, State Sen Rosalind Osgood, State Rep Christine Hunchofsky, State Rep Marie Woodson, State Rep Robin Bartleman, Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz, Broward School Board Member Debra Hixon and Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Ben Sorensen.
Earlier this week, Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony kneeled near Broward Boulevard with several Black Lives Matter protestors outside the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The video, posted online by Xclusive Street, shows Tony walking from the building to the street where, unprompted, he kneels along the street. The protestors were sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin.