Letter from my rep in FL.


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C5rider
February 11, 2013, 04:51 PM
Thought everyone might like to read a letter that I received from my representative Ben Albritton, here in FL.

Representative Albritton sent the following reply in reference to the gun control issue and asked that I share it with you:

Thank you for reaching out to me to share your concerns about the proposed changes to the Second Amendment by President Obama. I stand with you on this and, to make it very clear where we stand, I have co-sponsored and will be working hard to make sure that House Memorial 545 is passed by the Florida House.

HM545 states, in part that, “…it is the sense of the [Florida] Legislature that the proposals of the President of the United States to restrict the arms available to law-abiding citizens violate the United States Constitution and that the Legislature, on behalf of the government and citizens of the state, hereby notifies the Congress and the President that it intends to lawfully use all of its authority and power to resist or overturn any federal gun control measure that violates the right of the people of this state to keep and bear arms.”

Please take a minute to read HM545 in its entirety below.

Again, thank you for making your voice heard on this critically important issue. It is an honor each day for me to represent you and I value your input.

Sincerely,
Ben



FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HOUSE MEMORIAL 545
A memorial to the United States Congress and the President of the United States, urging Congress and the President to protect the constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms.

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 8, Article I of the State Constitution protect an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, and

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States has found that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to possess any bearable arms commonly used for lawful purposes, and

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has made clear his intent to urge Congress to pass legislation that would restrict the lawful acquisition and possession of firearms and ban many firearms commonly used for self-defense, hunting, competition, and target shooting, and

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the United States has recognized that the principles of separate sovereignty, as embodied in the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibit the Federal Government from requiring the state or its officers to take part in any federal gun control scheme, and

WHEREAS, it is the duty of the Legislature to exercise all of its lawful authority and power to protect the right of the people of this state to keep and bear arms, NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:

That it is the sense of the Legislature that the proposals of the President of the United States to restrict the arms available to law-abiding citizens violate the United States Constitution and that the Legislature, on behalf of the government and citizens of the state, hereby notifies the Congress and the President that it intends to lawfully use all of its authority and power to resist or overturn any federal gun control measure that violates the right of the people of this state to keep and bear arms.

BE IT FURTHER ROSOLVED that copies of this Memorial be dispatched to the President of the United States, to the President of the United States Senate, to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and to each member of the Florida Delegation to the United States Congress.
Karen L. Whaley
District Aide to
Representative Ben Albritton
District 56

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