THIS IS AN URGENT ACTION ALERT -- IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A FIREARM IN YOUR LOCKED CAR OR TRUCK YOU MUST ACT NOW!
SB-1130 Guns-locked-in-Cars Headed to Senate Floor
Date: March 31, 2008
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
Senate Bill 1130 by Senator Durell Peaden (R-Crestview) will be heard on the SENATE FLOOR SOON!
For three years we have fought corporate giants and big business bullies. They want ban firearms and prohibit you from parking in publicly accessible parking lots if you have a firearm locked in your car or truck for protection while traveling to and from shopping, work, or where ever your daily routine takes you.
This is a WAR for your safety and your firearms freedom. Your right to have a firearm in your locked car or truck when you park in a publicly accessible parking lot is on the line. Whether your firearm rights live or die is NOW up to the Senate.
The bill protects your right to have a firearm locked in your vehicle for self-defense and other lawful purposes when it is parked in a publicly accessible business parking lot.
It is time to start sending email to ALL members of the Florida Senate to let them know how important this bill is to law-abiding gun owners who carry firearms in their vehicles for protection and other lawful purposes.
Please immediately send emails to ALL the members of the Senate and URGE THEM TO SUPPORT SB-1130. Then CALL YOUR Senator's Tallahassee office and urge him or her to support SB-1130.
For your State Senator’s telephone number or help identifying your State Senator, please click here.
Below is a list of the email addresses of those you need to contact
IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL PUT:
PLEASE SUPPORT SB-1130 the "Guns-locked-up-in-your-car bill"
(To send one email to all committee members at the same time, block or highlight the entire list and then copy and paste the block into the address section of the email. A colon or semi-colon could be needed after each name depending upon the email system you are using.)
For more information on this critical issue, please click here.
The bill will stop business entities from searching private vehicles and violating the constitutional rights of customers and employees.
Your Second Amendment rights are at the very heart of this issue.
In addition to prohibiting searches of private vehicles in parking lots, the bill will also prevent businesses from asking customers or employees to disclose what personal private property is stored in a private vehicle and prevents action against customers and employees who refuse to divulge that private information. Further, it prohibits action against a customer or employee based on information provided by a third party.
Some Florida businesses are trying to ban firearms in cars in parking lot used by customers and employees. They are discriminating against people who exercise their constitutional rights – they are violating the constitutional rights of gun owners and Florida law.
Corporate giants have been trampling constitutional rights. Some are even attempting to coerce and intimidate gun owners into giving up constitutional rights as a condition of employment.
The bill protects your right have a firearm in your locked vehicle for lawful purposes and to park your vehicle in parking lots when shopping, working, or transacting business.
Please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for updates on Senate Bill 1130.