Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is a True Second Amendment Supporter

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DATE:   January 30, 2013
TO:      USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
           USF Executive Director 
           NRA Past President

As you know, Attorney General Pam Bondi is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and has long been a friend of our organizations.  As Attorney General, she has a responsibility to follow the Constitution and the law – a responsibility she takes seriously.

Currently there is a dispute between General Bondi's office and those handling a case that is currently in the courts, involving a defendant named Dale Norman.  There has been criticism circulating concerning the handling of this case by the Attorney General's office. 

However, General Bondi insists that actions by her office have been mischaracterized and used to unfairly criticize her.

Mr. Norman was convicted of violating Florida's open carry law. Mr. Norman sought to appeal his conviction, including challenging the constitutionality of that law.  A dispute arose between Mr. Norman and the Attorney General's lawyers over whether Mr. Norman had filed the appeal in the proper court and with the proper documentation.

To be clear, the Attorney General's office insists that they have never questioned Mr. Norman's right to appeal his conviction and that the dispute was entirely over procedure.  It now appears that the contested issues have been resolved and that Mr. Norman's appeal will move forward through the courts.

Although Attorney General Bondi is a fearless defender of our Second Amendment rights, she's also the state's top lawyer, with a solemn duty to represent the state in criminal appeals.

When the Attorney General's lawyers require an appellant to follow the proper rules and procedure, regardless of the subject matter of the case, they're simply doing their job – they're doing what they have an obligation to do.  As we evaluate the Attorney General's performance, we must never lose sight of her obligations as a lawyer and her role in the criminal justice system.

As legal disputes arise over procedures from time to time, let there be no mistake, Attorney General Pam Bondi is an outstanding advocate and supporter of the Second Amendment.  Please do not confuse the two.

TRENDING NOW
Surprise: Physician Group Rehashes Same Tired Gun Control Policies

News  

Friday, November 2, 2018

Surprise: Physician Group Rehashes Same Tired Gun Control Policies

Everyone has hobbies. Some doctors’ collective hobby is opining on firearms policy. Half of the articles in the “Latest from Annals” email from the Annals of Internal Medicine journal are related to firearms. The most prominent of these ...

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

Former ATF Agent Pulls Mask Off Giffords’s Plans for Federal AR-15 Registration

News  

Friday, November 2, 2018

Former ATF Agent Pulls Mask Off Giffords’s Plans for Federal AR-15 Registration

In an odd turn, just before Halloween one prominent gun control group briefly got out of costume. When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly launched Americans for Responsible Solutions (now named Giffords) in ...

Midterm Elections Offer Motivation to Continue the Fight For Our Rights

News  

Friday, November 9, 2018

Midterm Elections Offer Motivation to Continue the Fight For Our Rights

The votes have all been cast in the 2018 midterm elections. And while the counting and recounting is still under way in some places, the overall picture that has emerged soundly refutes the breathless media narrative of ...

Missing the Marx: Gun Control’s Future is … Communism?

News  

Friday, November 2, 2018

Missing the Marx: Gun Control’s Future is … Communism?

After every high profile crime committed with a firearm of any sort, there are always calls for gun control. But one particular proposal this week managed to distinguish itself amid the usual din, if only ...

Gun owner saves mom of three from violent attack while bystanders do nothing

Fox 4 News Kansas City  

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Gun owner saves mom of three from violent attack while bystanders do nothing

The quick actions by a licensed gun owner helped save a woman from a violent attack over the weekend. Benjamin Seadorf was with his four children on Saturday when he suddenly heard what he described as "blood-curling screams" ...

Jamie Lee Curtis “Proves” She is Not Anti-gun by Stating her Support for Banning Guns?!?!

News  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Jamie Lee Curtis “Proves” She is Not Anti-gun by Stating her Support for Banning Guns?!?!

Actors and actresses should generally stick to what they know best; repeating the lines others have written for them. Jamie Lee Curtis recently decided to try to explain, in her own words, how much she ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

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.

Who’s BS’ing Now? Gonzalez Argues for Gun Confiscation but Insists She’s “Pro Second Amendment”

News  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Who’s BS’ing Now? Gonzalez Argues for Gun Confiscation but Insists She’s “Pro Second Amendment”

Gun control advocates are constantly looking for the right messenger to push an agenda that boils down to law-abiding Americans giving up their freedoms, their security, and their property without expectation of affecting the behavior ...

Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Reiterates Support for Semi-automatic Ban

News  

Friday, November 2, 2018

Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams Reiterates Support for Semi-automatic Ban

During a recent segment on ABC’s The View, Stacey Abrams reiterated her support for a ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms. During an interview with the candidate, host Meghan McCain, daughter of longtime U.S. Senator John McCain, ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

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.