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Florida Alert! TWO (2) Pro-Gun Bills Up in Committee Monday, February 2, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

DATE:   January 31, 2014
TO:       USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
            USF Executive Director
            NRA Past President

THE FIRST BILL: Senate Bill 424 by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) is scheduled for its 2nd hearing.  It will be heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, February 2, at 4:00pm.

SB-424 is a bill to stop insurance companies from discriminating against gun owners. Click here to view bill text  SB-424

THE SECOND BILL: Senate Bill 544 by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-New Port Richey) is scheduled for its 1st hearing in the same committee -- Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, February 2, at 4:00pm

SB-544 is a bill to allow the Division of Licensing to designate qualified Tax Collectors to conduct the  "Fast-Track" concealed weapons licensing application process in their respective counties.  This brings the process closer to the people and makes it more convenient for applicants.

Tax collectors are NOT going to ISSUE licenses. They are only going to handle the PAPERWORK for the Division of Licensing. They will only be performing a clerical function and have no decision making power. They will only help people complete the application, fingerprint applicants, photograph applicants, collect their money and their training certificates then send it all off -- electronically -- to the Division of Licensing.

Click here to view bill text  SB-544

Please E-MAIL Committee members IMMEDIATELY and ask them to SUPPORT SB-424 & SB-544

IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT:  SUPPORT SB-424 & SB-544 on the Agenda Monday

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Committee members need to hear from you.  Please e-mail Committee Members today.


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.