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Florida Alert: "Second Amendment Preservation Act" causing concern

Thursday, January 30, 2014

DATE:   January 30, 2014
TO:      USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
            USF Executive Director
            NRA Past President

There appears to be quite a bit of confusion concerning House Bill 733 which is being called the "Second Amendment Preservation Act." 

In answer to many inquiries, HB-733 is NOT an NRA bill and, at this time, we have taken no position on this bill.  We have serious concerns about the effect of the bill -- whether the consequences are intended or unintended.

Of primary concern is the effect the bill would have on positive pro-gun legislation that NRA has worked hard to pass in the past -- and hopes to pass in the future.  The bill does not differentiate between positive pro-gun legislation and restrictive gun control laws that negatively effect Second Amendment rights

Click here to read the bill: HB-733 by Rep. Dane Eagle

We are continuing to analyze and evaluate the bill but already see some serious problems -- some of which are discussed in the article titled, The 'Second Amendment Preservation Act' raises questions, concerns, by Lee Williams in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

 

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