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Florida: Bloomberg Groups Falsely Claim Credit for "Defeating" Second Amendment Bills

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DATE: May 10, 2017
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

In a celebratory email blast yesterday, NY Mayor Bloomberg's anti-gun groups, Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safetyfalsely took credit for "defeating" pro-gun bills in Florida. 

They said:

"After months of heated debate in Tallahassee, we're closing out the 2017 legislative session with BIG wins for gun safety in Florida:

* Open carry: DEFEATED
* Guns on campus: DEFEATED
* Guns at airports: DEFEATED
* Guns in elementary, middle, and high schools: DEFEATED"
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In reality, none of those bills were defeated. No pro-gun bills were defeated by a vote of any committee or on either floor of the Legislature.  Some just didn't get heard in committees or on the Senate or House floor.  In short they just didn't make it all the way through the process. 

However, if it's OK to take credit for defeating bills you oppose, simply because they didn't get heard in Committees,  then we should take credit for defeating the following bills that were filed by anti-gun Democrats:

* Universal Background Checks DEFEATED
* Let Doctors to Ask About Gun Ownership  DEFEATED
* High Capacity Magazine Possession  DEFEATED
* "Assault Weapons" Ban  DEFEATED
*
Permit for Possession of Assault Weapon or Hi-Cap Magazine DEFEATED
* Penalties for Possession of Assault Weapon with 10 Round Mag DEFEATED
* No Guns in Theaters  DEFEATED
* 3-Day Waiting Period/Private Sales DEFEATED
* Gun Owner Guilty if Gun is Stolen by Minor DEFEATED
* Gun Owner Guilty for Access/Discharge by Minors DEFEATED
* More Penalties for Guns in Certain Places  DEFEATED
* Confiscation of Firearms  DEFEATED
* Mental Health Check of CW Licensees  DEFEATED
* Doctors May Keep Records of Gun Owners  DEFEATED
* Database of Gun Owners who use Self-defense  DEFEATED
* FDLE May Delay Background Checks/No Explanation  DEFEATED

Regardless of who defeated what, we'd say it was a great session for protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.  And the "victories" claimed by Bloomberg's anti-gun groups will be short lived because bills to restore Second Amendment rights to law-abiding people will be back ... until they pass.  COUNT ON IT!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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