|DATE:||March 24, 2017|
|TO:||USF & NRA Members and Friends|
|FROM:||Marion P. Hammer|
|USF Executive Director|
|NRA Past President|
SB-646 by Sen. Greg Steube will be heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, between 3:00-5:00 pm.
SB-646 Open Carrying by Sen. Greg Steube removes the criminal penalties for violations of the open carry law and prohibits a person who has a concealed firearms license from being arrested and charged with a crime if their firearm becomes temporarily exposed to sight of another person. (See background below)
Please EMAIL the following Senate members IMMEDIATELY and URGE them to SUPPORT SB-646
IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: SUPPORT SB-646 in Senate Judiciary Committee
(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the "Send To" box)
These Senate Committee members need to hear from you. Please email them IMMEDIATELY.
This bill is about stopping abuse of law-abiding citizens who are licensed to carry concealed firearms for self-defense.
A license holder whose firearm becomes temporarily and openly displayed to the ordinary sight of another person is not a criminal and this innocent act should not be a crime.
Exercising the constitutional right to bear arms should not be subject to any penalty whatever unless that person commits a crime with the weapon or firearm.
In Florida, there are 1.7 million law-abiding license holders
Every time they leave their homes, carrying a firearm, they run the risk of that firearm becoming temporarily exposed to the sight of another person and then being treated like a criminal and charged with violating the open carry law. It's time to stop that.
It's time to stop criminalizing the exercise of a constitutional right.
Please send your email immediately.
If you care about your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, you cannot afford to stand by and do nothing to protect those rights. It time to STAND and FIGHT for your rights.
If you have never emailed a legislator -- DO IT NOW! If you have, then you know it helps tremendously so DO IT AGAIN! PLEASE, We're counting on you.