DATE: August 10, 2013
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
First, let me answer that question -- Rep. Matt Gaetz, HD-4 (R-Shailmar) is one of the strongest, most dedicated supporters of the Second Amendment, your right to keep and bear arms and your right of self-defense that we have ever had in the Florida Legislature.
Anyone who says otherwise is not being truthful. That's why I'm sending out this alert to you.
A guy named Dudley Brown in Colorado heads up an organization he calls the National Association for Gun Rights. What they really do is attack the NRA and Pro-Gun Legislators as a fundraising ploy. To my knowledge, DUDLEY BROWN has never even been in Tallahassee much less done anything here in Florida for you or gun rights.
They have no lobbyists here, no office, no presence. They just flood our state with nasty attack emails hoping people will fall for their deception and send them money to fight a nonexistent fight. Neither Brown nor his crew have a clue what is really going on in Florida.
He is now attacking Rep. Matt Gaetz by making a claim that is completely false.
Brown said: "Rep. Matt Gaetz admitted he might be willing to let the anti-gunners have their way!"
Folks, Matt Gaetz never said any such thing. That statement was made up out of thin air.
Dudley Brown doesn't want you to know what Matt Gaetz actually said in that news article. But here's the truth, Matt Gaetz said:
“I don’t support changing one damn comma of the stand your ground law,” Gaetz said Friday. “It would be reactionary and dangerous to make Floridians less safe to pacify uninformed protesters.”
You can read the whole article for yourself:
Weatherford orders hearing on SYG, taps Gaetz to chair | Tampa Bay Times
We are lucky to have Matt Gaetz in the Florida Legislature and you should drop him an email and tell him thank you for standing up for the Second Amendment, your right to keep and bear arms and your right of self-defense.
Just a simple email with THANK YOU in the subject line and Rep. Gaetz will know you appreciate his work and support of the Second Amendment. Do it now, please.