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Florida Report on Legislative Committee Action Monday 3/10/14 through Thursday 3/14/14

Friday, March 14, 2014

DATE:   March 15, 2014
TO:        USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
              USF Executive Director
              NRA Past President

It was another productive week.  Once more your help was very important.

If you want to review the current versions of bills, click on the blue underlined bill numbers, they are the most current versions of the bills.   A new version is prepared every time a bill is amended (changed) in committee.  If there is no blue link that means the newest amended version is not yet available.

There was an editorial in the St. Augustine Record titled "Stand Your Ground Isn't About Race" published on March 12, 2014.  It is, without question, the most accurate piece I have read in the media to date.  Please take a moment to read it.

On Monday, March 10, 2014

SB-968 PASSED by a vote of 5-2 in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

SB-968 School Safety  by Senator Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) is a bill that allows school principals and district school superintendents to designate persons with concealed weapons licenses and who have met certain training requirements and standards to assist in protecting our schools.

On Tuesday, March 11, 2014

was on the Special Order Calendar in the Senate and was heard on the Senate floor for the purpose of Q & A about the bill.  The bill will be heard again when the Senate next meets in full session.  At that time it will be debated for final passage in the Senate.

SB-424 Discrimination by Insurance Companies  by Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) is a bill to stop insurance companies from discriminating against policy holders who own firearms and ammunition.

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014

PASSED by a vote of 12-1
in the Senate Rules Committee.

SB-448 Threatened use of Force by Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who in acts of self-defense, threaten to use deadly force against an attacker as a means to stop an attack.

HB-753 PASSED by a vote of 9-4 in the House Education K-12 Subcommittee

HB-753 School Safety by Representative Greg Steube is a bill to allow school principals and district school superintendents to designate persons with concealed weapons licenses and who have met certain requirements and standards to assist in protecting our schools.

On Thursday, March 13, 2014

SB-546 PASSED by a vote of 9-0 in the Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee

SB-546 Public Records Exemption by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby) is a bill that prohibits Tax Collectors & their employees from disclosing identifying information of applicants and license holders. 



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Appropriations Act Signed Into Law With Important Pro-Second Amendment Provisions

On Wednesday, November 25, the President signed S. 1356, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 into law. Included in the bill were some very important pro-gun provisions that represent the culmination of long-term efforts by ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Anti-gun Politicians, Media Exploit Paris Attacks in “Terrorist Gap” Rehash

The Paris terrorist attacks were not easily pinned on America’s supposedly lax gun laws or the NRA, but ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

“F” Stands for Fail: Gun Turn-in Event Nets a Stack of Paper Pledges and Some Surplus Sporting Goods

Recently, we reported on Hillary Clinton’s praise for local firearm “buyback” events and her view that forcing Americans to participate ...

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Brussels Pushes Gun Control in Wake of Paris Attacks

On November 18, the European Commission expedited a plan to overhaul the European Union’s already restrictive gun control laws. The ...


Friday, May 15, 2015

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Firearm Inheritance Protection Act

Today, November 24, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills 225 and 226.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Overwhelming 81 Percent of Current and Former Military have Unfavorable View of Clinton

More bad news for Hillary Clinton. Coming off the heels of survey results that found the former Secretary ...


Friday, November 20, 2015

Bloomberg’s Lackeys Tweet Solace to Unarmed Victims of Paris Attacks … Some of Them, Anyway

On Friday, Nov. 13, Islamic terrorists carried out a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, France, that left ...


Friday, June 5, 2015

Stop Obama's Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

It's happening again— President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress ...


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