Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Florida Report on Legislative Committee Action for Monday 3/24/14 through Thursday 3/27/14

Friday, March 28, 2014

DATE:   March 28, 2014
TO:      USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
           USF Executive Director
           NRA Past President

The fourth week of the Legislative Session was also productive.  However, on Thursday (3/27/14) the Florida Sheriffs Association, came out publicly in open opposition to Second Amendment rights.

The blue underlined bill numbers are the most current versions of the bills. You can simply click on those links to read 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.

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SB-1060 PASSED by a vote of 8-0 in the Senate Education Committee.

SB-1060  Zero Tolerance/Pop Tart Bill  by Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker) is a bill to stop some of the unbelievable actions by school administrators against children who behave like children and point fingers at each other pretending to shoot guns, etc.

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SB-448  was on third reading on the Senate floor and had to be Temporarily Postponed (TP'd) because the House bill had not yet come over.  This bill should be back up on the Senate floor next Tuesday (4/1/14). 

SB-448 Threat of Force by Senator Greg Evers 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 Thursday, March 20, 2014

HB-209 PASSED by a vote of 17-1 in the House Judiciary Committee

HB-209 Firearms/Mandatory Evacuations  by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen is a bill to protect citizens from being charged with a crime, and having their guns confiscated, for carrying a firearm during a mandatory evacuation ordered by the Governor.

Governor Rick Scott and the Florida National Guard have expressed SUPPORT for this bill.

On the other hand, the Florida Sheriffs Association came out in OPEN OPPOSITION to the bill and declared that:  
"In our opinion there is a difference between owning a firearm and carrying one concealed on your person.  Owning a firearm is a right; carrying it concealed is a privilege; and it is a privilege that is earned…”

Despite the Sheriffs' open attack on Second Amendment rights the bill passed 17-1.  All 12 Republicans and 5 of the 6 Democrats on the Committee voted in favor of the bill.

The bill, HB-209, is now ready for the House floor.  The Florida Sheriffs Association made it clear they will continue their attack on this bill and Second Amendment rights. 

To watch the video of the full hearing on HB-209, use the link below and on the time bar at the bottom of the video window go to 1:40:00.

http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/32714-house-judiciary-committee/

TRENDING NOW

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Florida Alert: YETI Drops NRA Foundation

For years YETI Coolers have been a hot item for sportsmen at the Friends of NRA Foundation Banquet and Auction events around the country.  Suddenly, without prior notice, YETI has declined to do business with The ...

News  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ALERT ! YETI Adds Insult to Injury

If it wasn’t bad enough that YETI dropped The NRA Foundation as a client, now they’re calling us liars because we informed our members and friends of their actions.  

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company ...

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

News  

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NRA Statement on Passage of the National Defense Authorization Act

National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action executive director, Chris W. Cox, released the following statement on Tuesday regarding President Donald Trump's signature on the National Defense Authorization Act

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

California: Legislation Requiring Background Checks on Barrels and Other Parts Up For Hearing!

Several pro- and anti-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in their respective committees on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24.  Please contact the members of the respective committee and urge them to SUPPORT ...

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms!  In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Another Group of Anti-Gun Celebrities Forms! In Other News, The Sun Rose Today.

In case you were worried there were not enough anti-gun organizations working to eradicate the rights of law-abiding gun owners, a new one has formed, and it’s called NoRA.  Get it?  The name implies that the ...

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, April 20, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On: Pro-Gun Sentiment Reasserts Itself in Wake of Antigun Blitz

Like the long-delayed coming of spring to the Mid-Atlantic, evidence is appearing that Americans are regaining their senses and reverting to an instinctual embrace of freedom after a withering barrage of some the nastiest and most ugly ...

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

Monday, April 23, 2018

Illinois: Senate to Consider Overriding Veto on Dealer Licensing Bills

With the April 25th deadline approaching, the Illinois state Senate is expected soon to consider overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on legislation that would drive your local gun stores out of business with onerous red tape ...

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments to be Introduced and Considered Tomorrow

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Minnesota: Two Anti-Gun Amendments to be Introduced and Considered Tomorrow

Tomorrow, anti-gun state Senator Ron Latz is expected to introduce two gun control amendments to the Senate Judiciary Omnibus finance bill on the Senate floor.

Delaware: Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation to be Heard in Committee Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Delaware: Mandatory Gun Storage Legislation to be Heard in Committee Today

Today, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider anti-gun House Bill 366.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.