I have been contacted by a VERY reliable source to let me know that the info about the bill is wrong (“BS” as he kindly put it 😀 )
More info coming on a future post.
And I apologize for not following my own protocol. You’d think this is Monday.
Remember last year when it was just one recalcitrant Republican state senator refusing to let open/campus carry out of committee? Well, now it’s four (possibly five) nominally-Republican state senators in a different committee.Senator Greg Steube(R) – Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and author of the bill.
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) – Vice ChairSenator Anitere Flores (R) Senator Rene Garcia (R) Senator Debbie Mayfield (R)
These are the problem children this time. I can understand that the carpetbagger from NY (Benacquisto probably heard the Siren’s Song from Bloomberg and followed Thy Master), would act like that, but Flores, Garcia and Mayfield are locals. They were more than alive and conscious when Concealed Carry was discusses, passed, became law and became the shinning beacon and starting poin for the rest of the country. They cannot say Floridians have been but the great example of how armed citizens behave with more responsibility than even members of the Legislature. I agree with something McThag said in his post:
I want them to vote. I want them on record opposing pro-gun legislation so that they cannot claim, next election, that they’re with us.
But Steube is providing them the cover they need by pulling his bill.