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Florida Alert! Leon County Trying to Pressure Gun Dealers to Implement Their Gun Control Scheme

Sunday, November 10, 2013

DATE:   November 9, 2013
TO:      USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
            USF Executive Director
            NRA Past President

We didn't want to believe it -- but it's true.

The Leon County Board of Commissioners is trying to pressure gun dealers into helping them implement a proposed gun control ordinance!

Recently, Commissioners were telling us there was no action going on with regard to a proposed "Gun Show Loophole" ordinance.  Some even suggested that they simply wanted to receive our comments for discussion at the January Commission meeting.

We were also told there was really no "proposed ordinance," merely an upcoming discussion about whether or not to "pursue" an ordinance.

Turns out, that isn't the full story.  What they're really up to is trying to pressure gun dealers into implementing their gun control ordinance for them.

The County Attorney's office, on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, sent a letter to Federal Firearm Licensees in Leon County "asking" for their assistance.

They know that collectors and private citizens are prohibited by federal law from accessing the NICS database to perform background checks on private gun sales.  So to implement their scheme, they want all private sales to go through dealers so that background checks can be performed -- not only on buyers, but on sellers as well.

Below is an excerpt from the letter to gun dealers on behalf of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners:

"In order to facilitate compliance with the potential ordinance, Leon County is seeking participation from FFL dealers to act as third party intermediary to request background checks on behalf of private sellers.  As such, the private seller would first sign the firearm over into the inventory of a licensed dealer.  The dealer would then conduct the background check.  If the buyer is not approved, the dealer must also perform a background check on the seller before returning the gun.  If the seller is not approved, the dealer takes control of the weapon."

Don't be fooled.  When the letter says, "Leon County is seeking participation from FFL dealers...," this is a clear attempt to pressure licensed dealers into helping county officials implement gun control.

To read a full copy of the letter signed by Assistant County Attorney LaShawn Riggans, click here.

Commissioners have asked for your comments on their gun control proposal, so they can consider them in their upcoming "discussion".  In light of this letter from the County outlining their real agenda, you should tell them.  If you sent comments to them previously, please do so again.

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Please email the commissioners today -- they need to hear from you.


Please forward this alert to your family, friends, fellow sportsmen and gun owners in Leon County -- all who support our Second Amendment rights need to know what the County is proposing to do and voice their concerns and opposition.

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