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Florida Emergency Alert! Donít Let Them Blame You For Parkland [2nd-A]
Support NRA-ILA ^ | February 23, 2018 | Marion P. Hammer (Past Pres.)

Posted on 02/25/2018 5:34:16 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Today, Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Senate and the Florida House announced their respective plans to stop future mass shooters in our schools.

There are components of the plan that we should all support. Hardening our schools, putting law enforcement in all schools when students are present, training volunteer teachers to use guns and protect children, keeping guns out of the hands of the dangerously mentally ill, and allowing law enforcement and administrators to deal with people who are a danger to themselves or others, are all things that need to be done. Unfortunately, there are gun control measures being considered as well.

The legislature is considering the following gun control measures:

1. A three day waiting period (3-Day Wait) on the purchase of all firearms. There is no way a 3-day waiting period would have stopped the Parkland murderer. He bought his gun many months before committing a planned, premeditated murder of 17 high school students and teachers. Proponents of a 3-day waiting period claim the waiting period is supposed to stop a person from running out in the heat of passion and buying a gun to kill someone. But they ignore the fact that mass shootings have all been planned in advance.

2. Ban on Bump Stocks. This was pulled out of the air to add more gun control to appease anti-gun groups. The regulation of Bump Stocks is currently being addressed by the U.S. Department of Justice. Banning something that is being worked on at the federal leveI is just an excuse to add another gun-ban-type item to the list. It had nothing to do with the Parkland shooting.

3. Raise the age limit to purchase rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. 18 year-olds can vote, purchase a car, sign a legal contract, become a law enforcement officer, join the military and go overseas and die for our country – but they shouldn’t be able to buy a rifle or shotgun for self-defense, hunting or target shooting? This is a punitive, misguided and failed approach. The result is that a 20-year-old man or woman would not be able to purchase ANY firearm for self-defense, hunting or any other lawful purpose.

If raising the age to purchase a long gun would have stopped the Parkland killer from purchasing a gun legally how could it have stopped him from purchasing one illegally?

We must address BEHAVIOR -- and that is not accomplished with gun control. Punishing law-abiding gun owners for the acts of a criminal, instead of focusing on the abject failures of the FBI, Broward Sheriff’s office, Dept. of Children and Families, and a Deputy Sheriff who wouldn’t go into the school and stop the shooter is the wrong way to deal with this situation. We can do better.

Please EMAIL Governor Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, incoming Senate President Bill Galvano and incoming House Speaker Jose Oliva IMMEDIATELY and tell them NO GUN CONTROL.

Urge them to provide armed security in schools and tighten mental health laws to keep guns out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves or others BUT LEAVE THE RIGHTS OF LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS ALONE.

IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: DON’T BLAME GUN OWNERS FOR PARKLAND

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rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com negron.joe@flsenate.gov richard.corcoran@myfloridahouse.gov jose.oliva@myfloridahouse.gov galvano.bill@flsenate.gov officeofthesenatepresident@flsenate.gov RC@richardcorcoran.com .


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2nd; 2ndamendment; fl; guncontrol; parkland; rickscott; saveourguns; schoolshooter
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A ""Blast"" from the past:

LEGAL & LEGISLATION MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

ALERT: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law than any other Governor in Florida history.

The bills are as follows:

HB-89 Threatened Use of Force by Rep. Neil Combee/Rep. Katie Edwards and Sen. Greg Evers

SB-424 To Stop Insurance Discrimination Against Gun Owners by Sen. Tom Lee and Rep. Matt Gaetz

HB-7029 Zero Tolerance/Pop Tart Bill by Rep. Dennis Baxley and Sen. Greg Evers

HB-523 Concealed Weapon/Firearms Licenses Fast Track by Rep. James Grant and Sen. Wilton Simpson

HB-525 Protection of Concealed Weapons/Firearms License Holder Information by Rep. James Grant and Sen. Wilton Simpson

A news article on Guns.com titled Florida governor signs five pro-gun measures into law, including “Pop Tart” and “Warning Shot” bills by Chris Eger on June 21, discusses these bills. To read this article, please click here.

It was a great session, marred only by the defeat of SB-296/HB-209 by Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen. This was the bill to allow law-abiding citizens to carry their firearms with them during a mandatory evacuation under a declared state of emergency, rather than leave them in their homes for theft by looters or destruction by hurricanes or other disasters.

However, the Florida Sheriffs Association and numerous anti-gun sheriffs fought to kill the bill.

They were not successful in their efforts in the House, because Representatives put your safety and your rights above anti-gun sheriffs who didn't support the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

However, in the Senate, Sen. Jack Latvala became the champion of the Florida Sheriffs Association and supported their efforts to kill this gun owner protection bill. Sen. Latvala pulled together a coalition of Republican Senators who were willing to sacrifice your rights and to pander to anti-gun sheriffs and help kill the bill.

1 posted on 02/25/2018 5:34:17 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Punishing the innocent, as always. The guilt goes to the de-Christianization of this country in the last 50 years.


2 posted on 02/25/2018 5:38:28 AM PST by I want the USA back (Free Republic keeps me from going insane in a world that has chosen insanity over reason.)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

It would help a lot if the Sheriff department did its job. What good are they just standing around while kids are being slaughtered inside?


3 posted on 02/25/2018 5:40:59 AM PST by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Bookmark. Important thread for reference.


4 posted on 02/25/2018 5:41:23 AM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
There are components of the plan that we should all support. Hardening our schools, putting law enforcement in all schools when students are present...

What good does that do when law enforcement cowers behind their vehicles until the shooting stops?
5 posted on 02/25/2018 5:42:48 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Maybe Sheriff Scotty would have responded a wee bit quicker had ‘the boys’ still been at MSD high school. The rat-faced sheriff’s triplet sons graduated from there last year. Funny how life & death played out.


6 posted on 02/25/2018 5:47:25 AM PST by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
Joining the NRA today *IS* voter registration for the midterm elections.

Make 5 million, 10 million.

7 posted on 02/25/2018 5:47:44 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

Let’s hope the law enforcement in other schools won’t run and hide. Another step would be for the Governor to remove the
Sheriff of Broward County, a power he certainly has and clean out that rat’s nest of cowards and shirkers.


8 posted on 02/25/2018 5:47:49 AM PST by Midwesterner53
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To: JonPreston
Joining the NRA today *IS* voter registration for the midterm elections.

I just joined for 5 years.

9 posted on 02/25/2018 5:50:55 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Sopater
What good does that do when law enforcement cowers behind their vehicles until the shooting stops?

As I understand it officers from Coral Springs went in and then blew the whistle on these cowardly rats from Broward county. These dregs should be fired and have their pensions removed, and thankfully they don't represent all law enforcement.

10 posted on 02/25/2018 5:51:43 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: windsorknot

Bravo windsorknot!


11 posted on 02/25/2018 5:52:25 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: Midwesterner53
We are witnessing the social justice agenda in the education system! The rot of criminal law enforcement officials, politicians and school administrators who would rather keep the numbers down collect the money at the expense of your child's safety, absolutely appalling
12 posted on 02/25/2018 5:55:30 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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To: JonPreston

Re-upped yesterday, after letting my membership lapse years ago.


13 posted on 02/25/2018 5:58:57 AM PST by LIConFem (I will no longer accept the things I cannot change. it's time to change the things I cannot accept.)
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To: JonPreston
...thankfully they don't represent all law enforcement.

No, but the represent way too many in law enforcement. It's enough to confirm my belief that we cannot count on law enforcement to protect us our our loved ones. I'll still call on their help, and be grateful for whatever protection they provide, but I will not and cannot depend on it.
14 posted on 02/25/2018 5:59:08 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Sopater

Do like I do, be your own cop.


15 posted on 02/25/2018 6:02:49 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: LIConFem

Fabulous LIConFem, what a positive way to gear up for November!


16 posted on 02/25/2018 6:04:10 AM PST by JonPreston
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To: JonPreston

The very first legislation that banned gun characteristics was promised to reduce crime rates.

It didn’t, apparently.

So I guess the next thousand laws made streets safe to walk.

It didn’t, apparently.

So hey, lets do some more !


17 posted on 02/25/2018 6:06:08 AM PST by Celerity
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To: JonPreston
Do like I do, be your own cop.

And your own child's school.
18 posted on 02/25/2018 6:06:42 AM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
Interesting coincidence that when those five bills are in the works to be signed by the Governor there's a school shooting that can fire up the anti-gun crowd in Florida and nation wide.

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you like but it's damn strange that the FBI and the Sheriff knew about the shooter and didn't lift a finger just like the shooter was being kept on the shelf for a last ditch attempt stop bills that couldn't be stopped in the Legislature.

Especially odd is that the Sheriffs Association has the wherewithal to fight to kill one or more of these laws but the Sheriffs department directly involved doesn't deal with a threat they're warned about numerous times. Add to that the fact that there were officers on the scene who waited outside until they heard the shooting stop and IMHo the timing is too conveniently in sync with these bills getting to the Governor's desk.

JMHo

19 posted on 02/25/2018 6:10:33 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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“Interesting coincidence that when those five bills are in the works to be signed by the Governor there’s a school shooting that can fire up the anti-gun crowd in Florida and nation wide.”

Fast and Furious sequel?


20 posted on 02/25/2018 6:26:15 AM PST by Leo58 (Those who cheer you today will curse you tomorrow, the only thing that endures is character.)
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