Skip to comments.Florida Gun Bill: Whatís in It, and What Isnít
Posted on 03/07/2018 9:51:04 PM PST by Innovative
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Two things missing from the What it does not do list:
1- Fire members of law enforcement (especially Sheriffs and FBI Agents) who fail to do their jobs.
2 - What liberals really want and wont be satisfied until they get; removal of the 2nd Amendment and confiscation of all guns from law abiding citizens.
Are you kidding?
in see you know nothing about the state of Florida...also..18..19..20 year olds....smh..
More people must be “medicated” now than I ever thought possible to accept this kind of crap as something good for our Constitutional right to “keep and bear arms”......
And none of it is retroactive?
(c) In determining whether grounds for a risk protection
856 order exist, the court may consider any relevant evidence,
857 including, but not limited to, any of the following:
891 13. Evidence of recent acquisition of firearms or
892 ammunition by the respondent.
We'll have to find out if binary triggers are included. Here's the text of the law straight from the bill:
790.222 Bump-fire stocks prohibited.A person may not import into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a bump-fire stock. A person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, the term bump-fire stock means a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimic automatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device.
I could argue that a binary trigger is not a "kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device," but is instead an integral part of the firearm as it is an essential part of the firing mechanism.
But like all things, it will depend on how prosecutors and ultimately judges rule on the matter.
Florida already has a three day waiting period for handguns. This law would extend that to all firearms. The law also states that the waiting period is waived under certain circumstances:
(2) The waiting period does not apply in the following circumstances:
(a) When a firearm is being purchased by a holder of a concealed weapons permit as defined in s. 790.06.
(b) To a trade-in of another firearm.
(c) To the purchase of a rifle or shotgun, upon a persons successfully completing a minimum of a 16-hour hunter safety course and possessing a hunter safety certification card issued under s. 379.3581. A person who is exempt from the hunter safety course requirements under s. 379.3581 and holds a valid Florida hunting license, is exempt from the mandatory waiting period under this section for the purchase of a rifle or shotgun.
(d) When a rifle or shotgun is being purchased by a law enforcement officer or correctional officer, as those terms are defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9), or a servicemember as defined in s. 250.01.
>>It isn’t as bad as we feared.
...according to the New York Times, an unbiased pinnacle of the free press..
Add: IT LETS THE FBI, Broward County School District, and Sheriff off the hook! What it doesnt do:
Doesn't solve the problem of letting crazy liberals from getting guns!
What was left out of the article:
This bill gives law enforcement the ability to take possession of all firearms and ammunition from someone if they feel a credible threat was made by that person. So you have an argument with your spouse and the police are called. Your spouse claims that you made threats. The police get an emergency order from a judge and seizes all of your firearms and ammunition. Then you must go to court and argue before a judge why the seizure shouldn't be permanent.
This bill also goes into effect immediately upon signature of the governor, and provides for no grace period for owners of "bump-fire stocks" as defined any time to lawfully dispose of them. Once the bill is signed, anyone in possession of a bump-fire stock is a felon.
Yes, it is as bad as we feared.
Florida Republicans caved.
I dont think raising the age to 21 will pass a Constitutional challenge. It passed a challenge when it was only on handguns as the reasoning was someone less than 21 could still buy a shotgun or rifle, but raising the age on all prohibits an adult (18 and over) from exercising their 2A right. Also interesting was the debate on the floor of the House...totally emotion driven and I even heard one legislator make the argument that kids today mature much slower so an adult age may even be older than 21...what does that say about us as a society? (Dont answer, I know).
Actually, its pretty useless...a 21 y/o with a CCW, hunters safety course or other firearms training can still bypass the waiting period. A member of the military is exempt, too. Total feel good useless legislation to say they did something and for Gov Scotts run for Senate.
People didnt...legislators did. They also said openly on the floor of the House that children mature more slowly today so 21 may not actually be adult today.
My kids do. They actually work on the campaigns, too.
Is the bill severable? That is, if courts strike down that provision as unconstitutional, does such ruling over turn the entire law?
But - they always knee-jerk and come up with appeasements rather than solutions....to bad they raised the age - maybe we ought to raise the enlisting/voting ages to 21 to go along with it....
What use is a waiting period for a person who already has a firearm?
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