Skip to comments.How To Contact Gov. Rick Scott (Ask him not to sign the gun bill)
Posted on 03/08/2018 5:33:16 AM PST by Jed Eckert
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The final version includes the following measures:
- Raise the age to purchase a firearm to 21 from 18;
- Require a three-day waiting period for firearm purchases, with some exceptions;
- Ban the sale or possession of bump fire stocks, which allow a semiautomatic weapon to fire more like an automatic weapon;
- Give law enforcement more authority to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit or otherwise a threat;
- Provide additional funding for armed school resource officers and mental health services.
He’s going to sign it.He’s made a political calculation. At the end of the day he is a Politician.
So no hunting until you are 21? Are they nuts?
“Give law enforcement more authority to seize weapons and ammunition from those deemed mentally unfit or otherwise a threat;”
The issue is how is one deemed “mentally unfit” or otherwise a threat? Who determines that? A magistrate that hates guns someone else with “issues”? The law is intentionally written so vague that it pretty much allows the authorities to do anything that they want to do without due process...The potential for abuse is enormous - much like in authorities confiscating property with no due process, but by declaration. This is how bad laws make it on the books - right after a tragedy and based on emotion.
Back in the USSR mental illness was defined to arrest those who opposed the state.
News reports I heard suggested Scott might veto the bill because it allows teachers to have guns, something he said he doesn’t want.
I think the Second Amendment means non military and police people are entitled to have guns and protect themselves and others and that should include teachers in school.
If Scott vetoes because teachers can have guns in school for protection then we know where Scott stands on the Constitution.
He stands in the sewer.
“The issue is how is one deemed mentally unfit or otherwise a threat? “
That’s easy. They will just listen to your ex-wife. Or your liberal next door neighbor who’s dog keeps crapping in your yard.
So what’s Scott going to be running for: Senate or prez?
My point exactly. Not original. The Nazis used this trick to wipe out “undesirables and intellectuals”. The same thing could happen here and someone in the future would see the power that it gives them and use it as a tool.
He will sign it.
He’s a finger in the air politician running for Senate.
He wants to be the other FL Amnesty Senator.
So no hunting until you are 21? Are they nuts? ...................... I guess our young service members will have to train with broom sticks?
Besides being a violation of Constitutional rights
such a determination, without "Due Process" of a court warrant or court order,
is a violation of the common law.
Such a decision by a law enforcement officer, on his own, could be made in an "arbitrary and capricious" manner.
Who is watching the watchers; and who is preventing wholesale confiscation, or is delegated responsibility and accountability ?
This is a "knee-jerk", emotional reaction to an already known, and preventable situation promulgated by Obama era liberalism in the school district.
Senator, against that idiot Nelson and despite this Scott is light years better thin him.
SHAME ON THOSE AR 15S
FOR WHAT HAPPENED AT THE PARKSIDE SCHOOL
PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT POLICIES FAILURES THEY
MUST BE HIDDEN
The inability to counter this perverted (they call progressive) agenda created by the democratic party ( in name only) has its goose stepping adherents in the media left make it up as guns and the NRA garbage through their swill mills. When it should be contested by GOP state and federal legislators who should be demanding investigative hearings exposing policy failures
DONT MENTION THIS
Besides examining the conduct and arrangements of the Broward county sheriff’s dept performance failures. A dramatic reduction in disciplinary incidents at Parkside were reported after the selection of Obamas Chicago friend as school superintendent occurred which was publicly acclaimed.And that school district was receiving large grant money from Obamas Attorney General because of those results. That many critics claimed encouraged criminal activity. Which should require Trump Administration US Attorney General beside find out why when the FBI knew that Cruz should not be able to purchase weapons did. And review these grant programs instituted by the previous Obama administration.
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the age requirement is bullcrap. Would NOT HAVE STOPPED this shooting.
Scott will lose to Nelson and we will still be stuck with this stinking pile of garbage forever.
Scott is a typical doormat GOPe corportist. He’ll lose badly to Nelson who has a motivated base and all the money he needs to spend.
Nothing is more destructive than a knee jerk.
Maybe, maybe not. Here's how it plays out:
He's going to be running for Senate. Say he signs the bill. Now he's pretty well lost his endorsement from the NRA (as well as Gun Owners of America) in the Senate race and antagonized not just gun owners in Florida but across the nation who will see him caving on gun rights as a Senator. He will lose his Senate race either in the primary or the general, but he will lose. Watch for the avalanche of memes and bumper stickers to flood the market during the race.
He doesn't sign it and lets it languish on his desk without comment or just says there's something in the bill he doesn't support and tells the Florida Senate and House to send him a new bill. It drags out, nothing gets passed and things stay as they are. Progressives go crazy, the NRA and GOA cautiously endorse Scott for Senate and he might win the Senate race in a squeaker.
See my post #19
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