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Gun Rights Win in Florida

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by ClemBert, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. ClemBert

    ClemBert Well-Known Member

    For once I read an article about gun ownership and rights and am pleasantly surprised to see a positive outcome rather than gun ownership losing yet another battle. I'm proud that my state got it right and fixed an ongoing problem that many of you are seeing in your home state. Lets hope this kind of legislation ripples through more states.

    Read about the victory here: Gun Rights win in Florida
  2. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    This was a big win. I followed the law through the FL Legislature. It was passed months ago, FYI.
  3. ClemBert

    ClemBert Well-Known Member

    Yes sir you are correct. Someone sent me the article today so I thought I'd share it while I was thinking about it.

    ALSO SIGNED: Governor Scott also signed HB-7161 by Rep. Jimmy Patronis (R) to retain the exemption of personal identifying information of Concealed Weapons & Firearms license applicants and license holders from public records. This bill maintains the privacy rights of gun owners.

    That nips in the bud an issue that arose in another state (Michigan?) where they are talking about publicly listing who has a CCW, etc.

    HB-45 Penalties for Violating Firearms Preemption Law by Rep. Matt Gaetz & Sen. Joe Negron to stop local governments and government officials from enacting gun control ordinances in violating of Florida law was signed into law June 1, 2011 and will take effect October 1, 2011. The delay in the effective date is to allow agencies and local governments to REPEAL any and all regulations, policies, and ordinances that violate the firearms preemption law. Beginning Oct. 1, 2011, citizens and organizations may begin bringing actions against agencies and governments for violations.
  4. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    You guys, and gals, really know how to rub it in to us Jersey Boys.
  5. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    When it was reported on the local TV news, they made it sound like everybody was allowed to carry everywhere. Got the "towns people" all excited! One station in particular, loves to stir the pot. Went on and on.

    At the end, and in a very small voice, said......" but it only applies to people with permits." By then, the "Towns people" were screaming, all will be killed.

    Just goes to show.......where the real bias is!
  6. AirForceShooter

    AirForceShooter Well-Known Member

    This has been law since 1987.
    All the new statute did was impose a fine on a locality that didn't comply.

    A BIG win??
    Not hardly

  7. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    Agree with the first comment. Disagree with the second. Yes, preemption has been the law since 1987. Apparently though, the law was unenforceable due to a lack of penalties for violations, so it was essentially as if the law did not exist.

    Now that there are penalties, local governments are first complying with the law as it was intended in 1987.

    If you consider the 1987 preemption law a big win, than this is really the big win because its basically just now going into effect.
  8. ClemBert

    ClemBert Well-Known Member

    I'd tend to agree with cbrgator. A law without teeth ain't worth spit. Ergo the 1987 legislation wasn't worth spit and it is for this reason why certain local governments considered the 1987 laughable and went ahead and violated state law. So, really it IS a big win for gun rights advocates in Florida that the current legislative body and governor made the law enforceable with penalties. There is no other explanation as to why local governments are now busy removing all the illegal signage and local ordinances that should have never been approved of.

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