Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Florida Report on 3 Pro-Gun Bills that were heard in Committee 10/20/15

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Florida Report on 3 Pro-Gun Bills that were heard in Committee 10/20/15

DATE:

October 21, 2015

TO:

USF & NRA Members and Friends

FROM:

Marion P. Hammer

 

USF Executive Director

 

NRA Past President

THE FIRST BILL: SB-344, Burden of Proof  by Sen. Rob Bradley was heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on 10/20/2015 and PASSED  by a vote of 4-1.

Voting FOR the bill were Chairman Greg Evers and Senators Rob Bradley, Jeff Brandes and Jeff Clemens.  Voting AGAINST was Senator Audrey Gibson.

SB-344 Burden of Proof restores the Stand Your Ground law to the original intent of the Legislature by putting the burden of proof BACK ON THE STATE where it belongs. 
     
Through court action, prosecutors and courts have reversed the self-defense law that gives immunity from arrest, detaining in custody, charging and prosecuting until and unless an investigation reveals there is probable cause to believe the act was not lawful self-defense.  They created a special "Stand Your Ground" that forces the victim to prove innocence rather than the state prove guilt.  This bill stops that.

THE SECOND BILL: SB-300 Open Carry by Sen. Don Gaetz was heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee on 10/20/2015 and PASSED  by a vote of 3-2.

Voting FOR the bill were Chairman Greg Evers and Senators Rob Bradley, and Jeff Brandes.  Voting AGAINST were Senators Audrey Gibson and Jeff Clemens.

SB-300 Open Carry is a bill to allow persons with a Concealed Weapons and Firearms License to also carry openly.  This will stop abuse of license holders and keep them from being charged with crime if  their firearm accidentally and unintentionally becomes exposed to the ordinary sight of another person. 

THE THIRD BILL: SB-68 Campus Carry by Senator Greg Evers was heard in the Senate Higher Education Committee on 10/20/2015 and PASSED by a vote of 5-3.

Voting FOR the bill were:Chairwoman Kelli Stargel and Senators Lizabeth Benacquisto, John Legg, Joe Negron and David Simmons.  Voting AGAINST the bill were Oscar Braynon, Arthenia Joyner and Maria Sachs.

SB-68 Campus Carry by CW License Holders is a bill to allow adults 21 years of age or older who have a valid Florida Concealed Weapons or Firearm License to have their rights restored so they will be able to carry their concealed firearms on college or university campuses for protection.

It was a great day for the Constitution and Freedom. Your help in emailing these committee members was very important. Thank you for responding to these alerts. 

To watch videos of those Committee hearings, use the following links:
     
Senate Criminal Justice Committee - Bills SB-334 and SB-300:
http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/102015-senate-criminal-justice-committee/


Senate Higher Education Committee - SB-68
http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/102015-senate-higher-education-committee/

TRENDING NOW

News  

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines ...

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

News  

Friday, July 6, 2018

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

Shortly before 4:00am last Saturday morning, the two week long Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All ...

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

News  

Second Amendment  

Gun Laws  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. ...

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Monday, July 16, 2018

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

On July 9th, the Seattle City Council passed a mandatory firearm storage ordinance to restrict the self-defense rights of Seattle residents.  The ordinance, if signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, will impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as ...

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

Hunting  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Delaware: Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Sunday Deer Hunting

On July 11th, Governor John Carney signed Senate Bill 198 into law to expand hunting opportunities in Delaware by eliminating the prohibition against hunting for deer on Sundays and allowing for the harvesting of deer on Sundays ...

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

California DOJ Withdraws Proposed Regulations Expanding Application of “Assault Weapon” Definitions

On Monday, the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Firearms (“CA DOJ”) officially withdrew the proposed regulations that would have expanded the improperly adopted “assault weapon” definitions, to apply in all circumstances. This withdrawal comes ...

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

On July 17th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2354 and Senate Bill 3256 into law.

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

News  

Friday, July 13, 2018

NRA Files Comments in Support of Trump Administration’s Export Reform Effort

On Monday, the public comment period closed on a pair of rulemakings that could finally free American gun owners and small businesses from being trapped in a minefield of federal regulations designed for exporters of ...

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Saturday, July 7, 2018

California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System

Following the closure of the “assault weapon” registration period, NRA and CRPA received complaints from hundreds of individuals who were unable to register their firearms as required because CA DOJ’s online application system was unable ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

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.