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Florida Alert: Bay County Sheriff blasts FSA "Secret Vote" on Open Carry

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Florida Alert: Bay County Sheriff blasts FSA "Secret Vote" on Open Carry


DATE: October 28, 2015
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

Many have questioned whether, as elected officials, it is a violation of the state Sunshine law for sheriffs to walk out of the "sunshine" into the shade of a secret vote on public policy issues that impact their constitutional duties and the rights of their constituents. 

The Florida Sheriffs Association says the vote on the open-carry bill was a "blind vote" so no information is available on how each sheriff voted on this important Second Amendment issue. 

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen is to be applauded for speaking out on these issues and making his positions known.    fmckeithen@bayso.com

Read his comments in the article McKeithen blasts vote on open carry, by Zack McDonald on the News Herald website today, October 27, 2015.

Article can be found here - http://www.newsherald.com/article/20151027/NEWS/151029272/?Start=1

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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.