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Florida Alert! Video of Florida Sheriffs Association Opposition to Right to Bear Arms

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Below is a link to a youtube video of some of the Testimony before the Florida House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, March 17, 2014.   It shows the Florida Sheriffs Association OPEN OPPOSITION to your right to carry your firearms with you during a mandatory evacuation under a declared state of emergency. 

Further, despite words of the Founding Fathers in the Second Amendment, it is their opinion that you only have a "right" to own firearms and not a "right" to bear firearms.


Under the video screen you will see heading that says, "Published on Mar 28, 2014" and a short narrative.  At the bottom of the narrative there is an option that says "Show more."  Be sure to click on that "Show more" option to read the rest of the narrative. 

The bill is HB-209 Firearms During Mandatory Evacuations by Representative Heather Fitzenhagen and others.  Click Here to Read the Bill.  The final vote on the bill by the House Judiciary Committee was 17-1.  Committee members, ALL 12 Republicans and 5 of 6 Democrats stood up for YOUR rights.

If you want to watch the complete House Judiciary Committee hearing on this bill, along with questions and debate by Legislators who are members of the committee, click here and at the bottom of the screen and in time bar, move it to 1:40:00 to start the hearing on this bill.

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