IANAL Warning, but we know how slimy politicians can be and we are trained for that. I did a glance and basic reading of it. There is a lot of crap we already seen in other bills and I don’t want to repeat. One quickie is that if you decorate .22LR rifles a certain way, they can be considered Assault Weapons.
In order of appearance:
A part or combination of parts that convert a firearm
into an assault weapon or any combination of parts from which an
assault weapon may be assembled if those parts are in the
possession or under the control of the same person.
Lower Kits, Upper Kits verboten. You don’t need to have a finished firearm, just the “pieces.”
On semi auto pistols:
The capacity to accept an ammunition magazine that
attaches to the pistol at any location outside of the pistol
I guess they still have a hard on for the TEC 9. They need to quit that wet dream.
(IV) A manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the
pistol is unloaded;
(V) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm;
(VI) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding
grip that can be held by the non-trigger hand;
(VII) A folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock
This is “We hate pistol ARs, Dracos and anything in the same vein.”
c. A semiautomatic shotgun that has one or more of the
(I) A folding or telescoping stock;
(II) A pistol grip, a thumbhole stock or Thordsen-type
grip or stock, or any other characteristic that can function as
(III) A thumbhole stock;
(IV) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of 5 rounds;
(V) An ability to accept a detachable magazine; or
“We hate Benellis too!”
(b) Any person who transfers, sells, or gives any assault
weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine to a person under
18 years of age in violation of this section commits a felony of
the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s.
775.083, or s. 775.084, with a mandatory minimum term of
imprisonment of 6 years.
“Hey Junior, hold this mag for me… crap, I am now a felon.”
(3) POSSESSION.— 230
(a) Except as provided in subsection (5), any person who,
within this state, possesses any assault weapon or large-
capacity ammunition magazine, except as provided in this section
or as otherwise authorized by law, commits a felony of the third
degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s.
775.084, with a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 1
Followed by the “You can kiss my ass” Assault Weapon registration :
(4) CERTIFICATE OF POSSESSION.—
(a) Any person who lawfully possesses an assault weapon or
large-capacity ammunition magazine prior to October 1, 2019,
shall apply by October 1, 2020, or, if such person is a member
of the military or naval forces of this state or of the United
States and is unable to apply by October 1, 2020, because he or
she is or was on official duty outside of this state, shall
apply within 90 days of returning to the state to the Department
of Law Enforcement, for a certificate of possession with respect
to such assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine.
The certificate shall contain a description of the assault
weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine that identifies it
uniquely, including all identification marks; the full name,
address, date of birth, and thumbprint of the owner; and any
other information as the department may deem appropriate. The
department shall adopt regulations no later than January 1,
2020, to establish procedures with respect to the application
for, and issuance of, certificates of possession pursuant to
this section. The thumbprint of the applicant shall be taken by
a law enforcement agency or the Department of Law Enforcement
together with any personal identifying information required by
federal law to process fingerprints.
Yeah, those states where this has been put into law ha worked so well, right? 90% or more non-compliance? You will be subjected to a Background Investigation. I find that an interesting choice of words: Not a background check but a background investigation. What does that entail? Voting record? Social media presence? You own a MAGA hat and that disqualifies you? Very vague and very worrisome. That leads me to the following:
(e) If an applicant for a certificate of possession under
this subsection fails to qualify for such a certificate after
the investigation required under this subsection, the applicant
shall arrange to relinquish all assault weapon or large-capacity
ammunition magazines in his or her possession as provided in
subsection (7) within 10 days of issuance of the notice of such
“Mr. and Mrs. Florida, turn them all in!”
This is just absurd: If you are caught with enough drugs to make it a charge of felony possession and you happen to have nearby an empty high cap mag, you just earned a mandatory 15 prison sentence.
and during the commission of the offense, such person possessed
a semiautomatic firearm and its high-capacity detachable box
magazine, an assault weapon or large-capacity magazine as
defined in s. 790.301, or a machine gun as defined in s.
790.001, shall be sentenced to a minimum term of imprisonment of
And the grand finale.
If any provision of this act or its application
to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity
does not affect other provisions or applications of the act
which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are severable.
This is to tell courts that if they find something unconstitutional in the law (already admitting they are being unconstitutional) they can only use a very narrow red pen to delete the offending part and must leave the rest intact. Basically, if this bill becomes law, it forces to have the defendants to attack every chapter and subsection against a state with all the money to waste in court.
Goes without saying that this and all Gun Control bills need to be killed forcefully. You know your Reps and Senators, but I really want you guys to dedicate yourselves to make interestingly busy the life of RINO Bill Galvano who is the Senate’s president and has a price tag attached to his ass that says “Fully Paid by Michael Bloomberg.”
The gloves are off.