|DATE:||January 6, 2016|
|TO:||USF & NRA Member and Friends|
|FROM:||Marion P. Hammer|
|USF Executive Director|
|NRA Past President|
Florida Speaker of the House, Steve Crisafulli, posted the following statement yesterday in response to the executive orders proposed by President Obama.
"President Obama’s executive order on guns is an overreach that restricts our Second Amendment rights and does nothing to stop crime. The answer to preventing crime and acts of terror in this country is not to make it harder for law abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families from those who seek to do us harm.
"It is unfortunate that President Obama refuses to work with Congress to find real solutions, and instead chooses to issue executive fiats that undermine one of our most fundamental and important rights.
"As we begin the 2016 Legislative Session here in Florida, the House will continue to support measures that strengthen our Second Amendment rights and ensure Floridians can lawfully defend themselves, their families, and their property."
Speaker Crisafulli has always been a strong and consistent supporter of the Second Amendment and the rights of law-abiding gun owners. We appreciate his strong statement and his unwavering support of gun rights.