|March 21, 2020
|USF & NRA Members and Friends
|Marion P. Hammer
|USF Executive Director
|NRA Past President
Senate President Bill Galvano (R) picked a fight with law-abiding Floridians who believe in and exercise their constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He lost. The bill died when Session ended last week. Yet the media is covering it up for him.
You would not think the media could forget an issue so intense that Donald Trump, Jr. condemned Florida Senate President Bill Galvano as a RINO (Republican in name only).
Galvano's betrayal of trust, not only of gun owners but of true Republicans as well, was so blatant and over-the-top that even Donald Trump, Jr. slammed him and was quoted in The Daily Wire :
“Any supposed ‘Republican’ who proudly accepts money from Mini Mike Bloomberg and is supportive of his gun control agenda is nothing more than a stone cold RINO,” Trump Jr. told The Daily Wire. “The last thing Florida Republicans need is a liberal, gun-grabbing Bloomberg minion leading them in the State Senate.” -- Donald Trump, Jr.
Shockingly, Bill Galvano's response to criticism for taking Bloomberg's money was that he “will make no apologies” for supporting gun control championed by Bloomberg, and said that he was “grateful for the support” from Bloomberg’s group.
Galvano, after taking $500,000 (half-a-million) from gun control fanatic Michael Bloomberg, set out to deliver the massive gun control package to Bloomberg.
Senator Tom Lee (R), (Galvano's hand-picked soldier to deliver gun control to Bloomberg) became the "tip-of-Galvano's-spear" in the assault on the constitutional rights of every law-abiding gun owner in Florida.
Chairman Tom Lee marched Galvano's gun control bill (SB-7028) to a hearing in the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee at the start of session. It was viewed as an "in-your-face" assault -- not only against law-abiding gun owners, but true Republicans throughout the state.
All Republican committee members -- except one -- caved to pressure from the Senate President's office, forsaking their oath of office and the constitutional rights of the constituents they were elected to represent.
Galvano's betrayal of gun owners and the Republican party made national news -- so could the Florida media simply forget this as a major session issue? NOT LIKELY!
A Session wrap-up Alert detailing other gun control bills that died this session will follow soon.