Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Guns Locked In Cars Bill...WE DID IT


Florida: Immediate Action Needed:

Email Governor Crist Now

Urge Him To Sign Crucial Self-Defense Bill HB 503!

Date: April 9, 2008
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

This morning the Florida Senate PASSED HB-503 “Guns-Locked-Up-In-Your Car” bill by a vote of 26 to 13 and sent it to the Governor for his consideration.

House Bill 503 by Representative Greg Evers (R-Milton) & Senator Durell Peaden (R-Crestview) protects your right to keep a firearm locked, out of sight, in your private vehicles for lawful purposes in publicly accessible parking lots.

It's time to email GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST and urge him to sign HB-503.


PLEASE SIGN HB-530 the "Guns-Locked-Up-In-Your-Car” bill

Please send an email to Governor Crist and Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp at the email addresses below:

For three years we have fought corporate giants and big business bullies. They have been banning firearms and violating your rights. Their intent was to prohibit you from parking in publicly accessible privately owned parking lots, if you have a firearm locked in your car or truck for protection while traveling to and from shopping, work, or where ever your daily routine takes you. They have been violating your right of self-defense and your right to keep and bear arms.

This has been a WAR for your safety and your firearms freedom. And the War continues. YOU MUST EMAIL GOVERNOR CRIST NOW AND URGE HIM TO SIGN HB-503!

Almost two weeks ago, before the bill even came to the Senate floor, the Florida Chamber of Commerce started an email campaign to flood the Governor with emails asking him to VETO HB-503 the Guns-In-Cars-In-Parking-Lots bill. They were seeking to jump start the opposition. Their alert contained deceptive and misleading information designed to frighten business owners and get them to email the Governor and urge a veto.

Nowhere in either the U. S. Constitution or the Florida Constitution are businesses given this mythical right they claim they have to control everything on their property. No such right exists. And nowhere are businesses authorized to usurp constitutional rights of individuals."

I shouldn't be saying this, but it wasn't as tough a fight as I imagined it would be. Luckily, Republicans outnumber democrats in the Florida legislature, and our people came through with flying colors. Now, I know I should have rushed over to Ocala and personally had a say at the committee meeting looking into the crazy lady complaining about BB-guns in her back yard, but even though I was torn between which place to be I do believe the correct decision was made and what little help I could offer might have been worth a smidgen in getting this important legislation through the Florida Congress.

Crist signs it, and my fellow brothers and sisters in arms can carry their firearms to places of employment without fear of termination.

Job well done, all.

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