Florida Gun Rights Update

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  1. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed New Member

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    We Must Take Action Now!

    A couple of Republicans are wavering under pressure from corporate
    giants and may vote against protecting the people who elected them!

    Some Florida businesses are searching vehicles and trying to ban guns in
    cars in parking lots. They are violating the constitutional rights of
    gun owners and Florida law.

    House Bill 1417 protects you from having your private vehicle searched
    and from punitive action against you by anti-gun business owners who
    would deny you your right to have a gun in your car for protection. HB
    1417 establishes penalties for these ARROGANT CORPORATIONS who think
    they can control what private property you have in your private vehicle.

    The House Environment & Natural Resources Council will hold a hearing on
    HB 1417 sponsored by Representative Baxley at 8:00am, Wednesday, March
    28, 2007.

    Please immediately send an email to members of the House Environment &
    Natural Resources Council and URGE THEM TO SUPPORT HB 1417!

    Below is a list of the email addresses of those you need to contact.
    (To send one email to all committee members at the same time, block or
    highlight the entire list and then copy and paste the block into the
    address section of the email.)

    IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL PUT:

    PLEASE SUPPORT HB 1417/Protect Firearms/private vehicles

    House Environment & Natural Resources Council
    Stan.Mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov
    Baxter.Troutman@myfloridahouse.gov
    Bob.Allen@myfloridahouse.gov
    Debbie.Boyd@myfloridahouse.gov
    Mary.Brandenburg@myfloridahouse.gov
    Faye.Culp@myfloridahouse.gov
    Rich.Glorioso@myfloridahouse.gov
    Denise.Grimsley@myfloridahouse.gov
    Will.Kendrick@myfloridahouse.gov
    Paige.Kreegel@myfloridahouse.gov
    Rick.Kriseman@myfloridahouse.gov
    Richard.Machek@myfloridahouse.gov
    Bryan.Nelson@myfloridahouse.gov
    Scott.Randolph@myfloridahouse.gov
    Trudi.Williams@myfloridahouse.gov
    Marty.Bowen@myfloridahouse.gov

    YOU MAY ALSO WISH TO CALL THEM:
    Rep. Stan Mayfield (R), Chair (850) 488-0952
    Rep. Baxter Troutman (R) VC (850) 488-9465
    Rep. Bob Allen (R) (850) 488-4669
    Rep. Debbie Boyd (D) (850) 488-9835
    Rep. Mary Brandenburg (D) (850) 488-0260
    Rep. Faye Culp (R) (850) 488-2770
    Rep. Richard Glorioso (R) (850) 488-0807
    Rep. Denise Grimsley(R) (850) 488-3457
    Rep. Will Kendrick (R) (850) 488-7870
    Rep. Paige Kreegel (R) (850) 488-9175
    Rep. Rick Kriseman (D) (850) 488-9337
    Rep. Bryan Nelson (R) (850) 488-2023
    Rep. Richard Machek (D) (850) 488-5588
    Rep. Scott Randolph (D) (850) 488-0660
    Rep. Trudi Williams (R) (850) 488-2047
    Rep. Marty Bowen (R) Majority Leader (850) 488-2721

    BACKGROUND:

    HB 1417 will stop business entities from violating the constitutional
    rights of customers and employees. Some businesses are discriminating
    against people who exercise their constitutional rights - they are
    violating the constitutional rights of gun owners and Florida law.


    Your Second Amendment rights are at the very heart of this issue. In
    addition to prohibiting searches of private vehicles in parking lots.
    The bills also prevent businesses from asking customers or employees to
    disclose what personal private property is stored in a private vehicle
    and prevents action against customers and employees who refuse to
    divulge that private information. Further, it prohibits action against
    a customer or employee based on information provided by a third party.

    Corporate giants have been trampling constitutional rights. Some are
    even attempting to coerce and intimidate gun-owners into giving up
    constitutional rights as a condition of employment.

    Your Rights are in Danger!

    (1) Your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, to have firearms
    in your locked vehicle for self-defense and other lawful purposes must
    be protected from anti-gun businesses;

    (2) Your privacy rights, against searches of your private vehicle in
    parking lots must be protected from anti-gun businesses;

    (3) Your right to freedom from coercion, intimidation and termination of
    employment for exercising constitutional rights by anti-gun employers
    must be preserved.

    HB1417 protects having a firearm in your locked vehicle for lawful
    purposes and to park your vehicle in parking lots.

    Carrying firearms in a vehicle for hunting, target shooting or
    protection of yourself and your family obviously means you may have the
    need to leave that firearm locked in the vehicle in a parking lot when
    you go grocery shopping, to the doctor's office, to the theater, to
    visit a sick friend in the hospital, to rent a movie, to the shoe store
    or anywhere else normal people travel to conduct everyday life.

    The U.S. Constitution and the Florida Constitution clearly and
    unequivocally give law-abiding citizens the right to have firearms in
    their vehicles for lawful purposes. Numerous businesses are violating
    the law and banning firearms in their parking lots.

    How can anyone justify telling a woman who is being stalked that she
    can't have a firearm for protection? In many cases police tell these
    women to get a firearm for protection, because police can't be there to
    protect her, and calling 911 is nothing more than a government sponsored
    dial-a-prayer.

    A business owner or manager has no more right to say you can't have a
    firearm in your private vehicle than they have a right to say you can't
    have a pair of sun glasses, an umbrella, a Bible or a baby seat.

    They want your money, but don't respect your rights.

    Businesses are not allowed to discriminate against employees and
    customers because of race, religion, political party, color of eyes,
    hair or weight. And they certainly can't discriminate because of the
    exercise of lawful self-defense. Make no mistake, these gun ban
    policies blatantly discriminate against people who choose to exercise a
    constitutional right and take responsibility for their own safety.

    Please make these important emails and calls today.

    Don't forget to spread the word to your family, friends, and fellow
    gun-owners that giant corporations are trying to take away our
    Constitutional right to keep and bear arms!

    Please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for updates on this critical
    self-defense legislation.
  2. Lead Lobber

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    But that's the president's brother, right? Just get George to set him straight. Or consider the truth: Citizens will no longer tolerate bull **** from the White House.

    LL
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    Thank you, my editorial comments are always in need of thought from above ..... the sun continues to shine on all here .....
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