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What Do Rosie O'Donnell and The Florida Chamber of Commerce Have In Common?

Friday, April 13, 2007

 

What Do Rosie O'Donnell and The Florida Chamber of Commerce Have In Common?

They both work with the Million Mom March and The Brady Campaign to destroy our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

The anti-gun Florida Chamber of Commerce and the anti-gun Florida Retail Federation are now openly working with the Brady Campaign, a national gun control organization formerly called Handgun Control Inc., and the Million Mom March organization, an anti-gun group associated with Rosie O'Donnell. 

They have formed a new anti-gun organization called "Floridians Against Workplace Violence" into which they can funnel money from corporate giants to fund the fight to take away our 2nd Amendment rights and your privacy rights.

In fact, the Chamber's new anti-gun arm has, as its spokesperson, Linda Vaughn, whom you will remember as the Southeast Regional Director of the Brady Campaign & Million Mom March.

Tuesday, Floridians Against Workplace Violence bragged at a press conference about TV ads they have produced for their campaign to trample freedom and individual rights.

This should come as no surprise.

Last year Mark Wilson, Vice President of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, was caught coordinating and directing the anti-gun attack of the Brady Campaign against our right to keep and bear arms in Florida.  Wilson even encouraged the Brady Campaign to threaten legislators.

Pro-gun members of the Chambers of Commerce and Florida Retail Federation should be outraged that they are paying dues to anti-gun business organizations that are trying to destroy our constitutional rights.

Based on phone calls received, there is an overwhelming majority of small business owners, who are pro-gun and support our right to keep a firearm in your locked private vehicle for self-defense and other lawful purposes.

However, these business groups are being controlled by corporate giants like Disney, Publix Super Markets and Wal-Mart. We believe small business members are being ignored and misled by the anti-gun leadership of these organizations.

The Brady Campaign recently put out an alert urging the anti-gun business community to flood legislators with anti-gun email against Senate Bill 2356 Senator Peaden and House Bill 1417 by Representative Baxley.

These bills will stop out-of-control corporate giants from searching the private vehicle of customers and employees in business parking lots. The legislation protects your right to transport and have a firearm locked in your personal private vehicle for self-defense or lawful purposes when your vehicle is parked in a parking lot.

Anti-gun corporate giants are working to defeat this legislation so they can continue their abusive behavior and constitutional violations.

Claims by the anti-gun Florida Chamber of Commerce and the anti-gun Florida Retail Federation that "a business has the right to control everything that happens on their property" are more than imaginary -- they are FALSE.

Government has the right and the duty to regulate businesses to protect the rights of customers and employees.

Below are listed some of the anti-gun organizations and big business bullies who want your money at the expense of your freedom:

Disney, Publix Super Markets, Wal-Mart, Chico's, Lockheed Martin, Harris Corporation, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Retail Federation, Associated Industries of Florida, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Please continue to check http://www.nraila.org/ for updates on Florida’s “Individual Personal Private Property Protection” legislation and for other firearms issues around the nation.

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Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Illinois: Senate Passes Legislation that will Close Gun Stores

Today, the Illinois Senate passed an amended version of Senate Bill 1657 by a 30-21 vote.  As amended, SB 1657 would exempt big box stores from its restrictions.

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brace Yourself: ATF Reconsiders Obama-Era Policy on Stabilizing Braces

News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against California's Assault Weapons Control Act

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s newly expanded Assault Weapons Control ...

West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Thursday, April 27, 2017

West Virginia: Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bills into Law

Late yesterday, Governor Jim Justice signed two important pro-gun bills into law.

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Illinois: Anti-Gun Legislators are Attempting to Sneak their Agenda into Unrelated Legislation

Yesterday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton proposed Senate Amendment 1 to his shell bill, Senate Bill 233.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

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Friday, April 21, 2017

“F” Stands for Fail: School Jeopardizes Student’s Future for Possession of Squirt Gun

Public education’s long-running “zero tolerance” war against anything that suggests the idea of a firearm (including, for example, clothing, gestures, toys, food, computer images, and favorable opinions of self-defense) has claimed another victim. This time ...

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Senate Floor for Vote

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Oregon: Anti-Gun Bill Headed to Senate Floor for Vote

On Monday, May 1, Senate Bill 719 is scheduled for a Senate floor vote.  Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could ...

For 2017, A Historic NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

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Friday, April 21, 2017

For 2017, A Historic NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

For the past decade, NRA-ILA has sponsored leadership forums that have allowed our members to hear directly from national leaders.  Next Friday, that tradition continues and the line up of speakers is top notch.

Illinois: Committees to Hear Anti-Gun Bills Tomorrow

Monday, March 13, 2017

Illinois: Committees to Hear Anti-Gun Bills Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 1291 and SB 1657.  Additionally, the House Judiciary Committee will hear the crossfile of SB 1291, HB 2354.  Please contact members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees and ...

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.