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Florida Alert: OBAMA Inspired Gun Control Bills in Florida

Sunday, January 10, 2016

 

DATE:  January 10, 2016
TO:  USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director 
  NRA Past President


With President Obama now boldly attacking Second Amendment rights, gun control bills have already been filed by members of the Florida Legislature and more could be filed before the filing deadline and the start of the 2016 Legislative Session. 

The 2016 Legislative Session begins on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, when the House convenes at 9:30am and the Senate convenes at 10:00am.

Once again a bill has been filed that might be called the "protection of criminals act." It has been filed by Rep. Alan Williams (D-Tallahassee) to repeal the Stand Your Ground law.  And of course a "background check" bill has been filed.

Just to give you an idea of what is coming, below is a list of a few of the bills already filed for this session. (Click on the links to view these bills)

SB-370 Sale or Transfer of Firearms at Gun Shows by Sen. Arthenia Joyner (D) Sale or Transfer of Firearms at Gun Shows; Prohibiting a person from selling, offering for sale, transferring, exchanging, or delivering a firearm at a gun show unless a gun show vendor is a party to the transaction; providing criminal penalties, etc. Defines "gun show vendor"as a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL holder), manufacturer, or importer. Defines "Gun Show" as any event or function where 3 or more FFL holders offer to sell, trade or delivers firearms. Effective Date: 10/1/2016 

HB-935 Concealed Weapon or Firearm License  by Rep. Gwyn Clark-Reed (D) Partial rewrite of CWL criteria.  Requires concealed weapon or firearm licensee to provide certain information & display such license & proper identification when approached by any first responder; increasing the fine amount for violation of such requirement; specifies requirements for firearm safety and training courses; requires firearm course instructors to maintain certain records; requires that such license be suspended or revoked upon second or subsequent violation of such requirement. Effective Date: July 1, 2016

HB-4011 Use of Force by Rep. Alan Williams (D) To REPEAL the Stand Your Ground law.  Removes provisions specifying that person has no duty to retreat & has right to stand his or her ground & meet force with force in the home, vehicle or any place a person has a right to be. To once again force law-abiding people to have to try to run before fighting back against a criminal attack -- INCLUDING being forced to try to run from your home or vehicle before fighting back.  Effective Date: upon becoming a law

Watch for our Alerts and Reports during the coming months and continue to help us fight pass pro-gun bills and kill antigun bills.

CONTRIBUTIONS to help fight these fights may be sent to:

Unified Sportsmen of Florida
Attention: Marion Hammer
PO Box 1387
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Make checks payable to: Unified Sportsmen of Florida. 

Unified Sportsmen of Florida is a 501(c)(4) Nonprofit Organization dedicated to protecting Second Amendment rights but under IRS Rules, contributions to USF are not deductible for tax purposes.  
      
  
            
             


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