Our local chapter of Moms Demand is already making waves and surely will request help from the Carpetbaggers Bloomberg and Watts:
We need to contact our State Senators. I am going to go with the Florida Carry instructional:
Please, take a few moments to ask the committee members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to support SB 140.
Remember that whether you contact the committee members either by email or by phone, to be courteous and respectful above all else. Be sure to keep your message brief, and thank them for their time.
In the subject line put: SUPPORT SB 140 – Support the Right to Bear Arms
(Copy and Paste All email addresses into the “Send To” box)
The Florida Concealed Weapons/Firearms License holder is statistically over six times more law-abiding than FL law enforcement officers. Unlike those officers however, we are afforded no qualified immunity or “professional courtesy” to keep our incidents of law violation so low. We are also acutely aware of the potential liability associated with the carry of a defensive weapon. During the 25 years in which the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services tracked license revocations due to a crime involving a firearm, a statistically insignificant 6/1000ths of 1 percent were revoked for that reason. So insignificant was this number when compared with over 2 million licenses issued during the period, the division stopped counting in 2012. It is simply unacceptable to continue to subject this state-vetted group to be unnecessary victims of violent crime in so-called “gun free zones” where criminals know that their victims will be unarmed.
Florida’s Ban on Open Carry is also long overdue for repeal, Illinois, New York and California style gun control should have no place in Florida Law. Yet we remain one of only 5 states in the nation that ban the Open Carry of defensive handguns.
Florida used to be a National Leader on the Right to Bear Arms. We have fallen behind to become, in many ways, one of the most anti-Second Amendment States in our great Nation.
Please support SB 140.
Do this, if not every day, every other day. Just because we got rid of De La Portilla, does not mean we have secured passing of Open carry and the rest of the bills.
And don’t forget to send your donation and membership renewal to Florida Carry