Senator Gary M. Farmer, Jr. (Democrat, Broward County) has introduced a couple of “amendments” to SB 1048. The first one eliminates all safeguards against gun registration as per Section 1.Section 790.335 of the Florida Statutes. First thing that comes out of my head is that now counties can demand a weekly list of guns sold by gun stores and there is no protection against that. The law as it stands now protects Florida Citizens from Gun Registration by imposing heavy penalties on anybody (private or public official) who keeps a gun registry of any kind.
The other “amendment” is For The Children and eliminates Section 1. 790.335, Florida Statutes (Safe storage of firearms required – Keeping Guns Away from kids) , that reads:
except when the person is carrying the firearm on his or her body or within such close proximity thereto that he or she can retrieve and use it as easily and quickly as if he or she carried it on his or her body.
Basically, if you are legally carrying a concealed weapon in your holster with your kids near you in your car or in McDonalds or even your home, you are breaking the law. Hell same approach even if you do not have kids and you happen to walk by a bunch of them in the street. Who does not come across a kid on a daily basis? This is a De Facto kill of Concealed Carry in Florida.
There is a third amendment I am still digesting and I will report on this later. Contact the Judiciary committee and tell them to have that crap removed ASAP.