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Florida Report on Committee Action Held on Tuesday 2/11 and Wednesday 2/12

Thursday, February 13, 2014

DATE:   February 13, 2014
TO:      USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
           USF Executive Director
           NRA Past President

Thank you for your help this week.

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Senate Bill 448  by Senator Greg Evers was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Prior to completion of testimony and the amendatory process, the committee ran out of time and the bill was held over for completion at the next meeting.

SB-448 is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who, in self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack.

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014

House Bill 209 by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen was heard in the House Criminal Justice Committee

HB-209 is a bill to protect citizens from being disarmed and charged with a crime for carrying a weapon or firearm during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor during a declared state of emergency. This bill
PASSED by a VOTE of 12 to 1. 

Next week promises to be another busy week.  We'll need your help again.

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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.