Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Second Amendment

Florida Urgent! Email the Governor - Charles McBurney is UNFIT to be a Judge

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Florida Urgent! Email the Governor - Charles McBurney is UNFIT to be a Judge

 

DATE: May 21, 2016
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

 

During the 2016 Legislative Session, Rep. Charles McBurney (R-Jacksonville) proved himself to be summarily unfit to serve on the bench of any Court anywhere.

As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Charles McBurney arrogantly put his blind ambition to become a judge ahead of your constitutional right of self-defense and your basic fundamental right to the presumption of innocence.

To gain favor with prosecutors, McBurney refused to hold a hearing on the "Burden of Proof" bill, SB-344 by Sen. Rob Bradley, which restores the presumption of innocence in self-defense cases. The bill had already passed the Florida Senate and  is particularly important to every gun owner in Florida.

Further, the Speaker of the House even authorized McBurney to hold a special committee hearing in the eighth week of Session specifically to hear this bill.  Despite the Speaker's wishes McBurney refused to give a fair hearing to the bill.

SB-344 was opposed by anti-gun prosecutors.  Charles McBurney, a former prosecutor himself, wants prosecutors to help him become a judge so he engaged in political pandering to prosecutors.  McBurney traded your rights for his own personal gain.

Charles McBurney has already applied for a seat in the 4th Judicial Circuit, a judgeship he hopes to be appointed to by Governor Scott.  He is being interviewed for the position by the Governor's staff THURSDAY, May 26, 2016.

You must help keep Charles McBurney off the bench. He has proven himself to be unfit

Email Governor Rick Scott RIGHT AWAY.  Tell him PLEASE DO NOT TO APPOINT Charles McBurney to a judgeship.

In the subject line put: CHARLES MCBURNEY IS UNFIT TO BE A JUDGE

(Block and Copy his email addresses into the "Send To" box)

rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com

PLEASE DO IT TODAY.

REMEMBER TROOPER GATE in 2013?  This is the SAME Charles McBurney who  filed a complaint with the Florida Highway Patrol  -- and got a Florida Highway Trooper FIRED -- because the trooper stopped him (a Legislator) for speeding and gave him a ticket.  Following an investigation, the trooper was later reinstated.  Read more about  it here:  

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/403455/matt-dixon/2013-10-16/fhp-trooper-who-ticketed-charles-mcburney-makes-final

MORE BACKGROUND

To circumvent the "Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground" law, a few Judges and Prosecutors conspired to negate the immunity and self-defense protections provided by the Legislature. 

They created a special hearing for self-defense cases and removed the fundamental presumption of innocence by requiring citizens to prove they acted in self-defense.

As a result, if you defend yourself against an attacker, you may be charged with a crime and forced to prove you acted in self-defense.  

Now, a Prosecutor can simply refuse to acknowledge the right of self-defense, put a person in jail, force that person to hire a lawyer and prove they were the victim and acted in self-defense.

Last session, legislation to put the burden of proof back on the state passed the Senate but was blocked from getting to the House floor by Charles McBurney, a former Prosecutor.  Mcburney refused to let the bill be heard and put to a vote in committee.  

McBurney put his self-interest above your self-defense rights and your right to the presumption of innocence.  By refusing to give this bill a hearing, he ignored the basic doctrine that a person charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty.

Further, the Speaker of the House authorized McBurney to hold a special committee hearing in the eighth week of Session specifically to hear this bill.  Despite the Speaker's wishes McBurney refused to give a fair hearing to the bill.

It's time to let Chairman McBurney know that protecting the constitutional rights of the people should come before his personal desire to become a judge. 

If he tramples self-defense rights as a legislator, it is frightening to imagine how he will trample constitutional rights as a judge.  HE HAS TO BE STOPPED!! 

EMAIL THE GOVERNOR TODAY.

rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com

 

 

 

 

IN THIS ARTICLE
Florida Second Amendment
TRENDING NOW
California: Bullet Button Guns Must be Purchased and Received by Dec 31st

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

California: Bullet Button Guns Must be Purchased and Received by Dec 31st

Recently the California Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms sent out a notice to California firearms dealers with information regarding the recently passed “assault weapon” legislation, SB880 and AB 1135.

Gun Control Supporters Race to Embarrass Themselves Following OSU Stabbing Attack

News  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gun Control Supporters Race to Embarrass Themselves Following OSU Stabbing Attack

Guinness World Records may refuse to acknowledge feats pertaining to the lawful exercise of right to keep and bear arms, but how about a world record for most shameless attempt to politicize tragedy? The competition would ...

Home Defense - Mastering Bushes vs. Bushmasters

News  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Home Defense - Mastering Bushes vs. Bushmasters

A while back, we wrote about an inane NBC Today Show segment that recommended homeowners rely on car keys and wasp spray to defend themselves against burglars and other home invaders. A former New York ...

New Jersey:  Urgent! Legislation Puts Shooting Ranges in Crosshairs

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

New Jersey: Urgent! Legislation Puts Shooting Ranges in Crosshairs

Shooting ranges as we know them may be a thing of the past if anti-gun politicians have their way in the Garden State.  A pair of dangerous bills are scheduled in the Assembly Law & ...

DNC Chair Frontrunner Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is an Anti-Second Amendment Radical

News  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

DNC Chair Frontrunner Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) is an Anti-Second Amendment Radical

It appears that those gun rights supporters hoping that the leaders of the Democratic Party would engage in a moment of self-reflection following their historic defeat in the 2016 election may be left wanting. Despite ...

Elites Reserve the Right to Decree What is "Fake" and What is "News"

News  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Elites Reserve the Right to Decree What is "Fake" and What is "News"

Legacy media corporations like the New York Times and Washington Post have big problems right now. Consumption of their product is dropping. Public confidence in them has tanked. And in front of the nation and the world, they blew ...

Eleventh Hour Changes to Federal Firearm Form

News  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Eleventh Hour Changes to Federal Firearm Form

In what will hopefully be one of the final acts of the Obama Administration on firearms, the ATF on Monday announced that its proposed changes to the Form 4473 would go into effect on January ...

Gun Sales Deny Critics, Set Record on Black Friday

News  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Gun Sales Deny Critics, Set Record on Black Friday

With the election of Donald Trump in early November, many mainstream news sources predicted a substantial downturn in gun sales. Some even claimed that Trump’s victory would cause slower sales on Black Friday, which is ...

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee - But your Senator Still Needs to Hear from You!

Hunting  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Illinois: Suppressor Legalization Legislation Passes out of Senate Committee - But your Senator Still Needs to Hear from You!

Thanks to your emails and calls, Senate Bill 206, legislation which would legalize the possession and use of suppressors in Illinois, was passed out of committee and has been sent to the Senate floor for consideration.

Illinois: Update on Suppressor Legalization Legislation

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Illinois: Update on Suppressor Legalization Legislation

Senate Bill 206, legislation which would legalize the possession and use of suppressors in Illinois was not brought up for consideration today.  However, this important pro-gun bill could be brought up for consideration at any time and your ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
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.