DATE: February 22, 2015
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
Following passage of the campus carry bill, SB-176 Campus Carry by CW License Holders by Senator Greg Evers (R-Baker), newspaper editorial boards and anti-gun columnists around the state cranked up their lobbying efforts and began criticizing legislators and he NRA for supporting campus carry.
Their parade of horrible speculations and distrust of law-abiding concealed firearms license holders reached the absurd.
Below is the link to the 2/20/15 Editorial from Gainesville Sun (home of the University of Florida) and that is followed by the link to the OpEd Rebuttal submitted by Marion Hammer on behalf of NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida that the Gainesville Sun published 2/22/15
These two articles give you real insight into fight to pass this legislation -- a fight that is far from over.
CLICK HERE: Gainesville Sun Editorial: NRA Fear Factor
CLICK HERE: Marion Hammer: Sun, other critics of campus gun bill are denying reality