ATTENTION Florida gun owners! Action alert!

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    Exclamation ATTENTION Florida gun owners! Action alert!

    URGENT ALERT** ROUND 30 ** Restore Rights to CW License Holders

    Includes:
    ** Concealed Weapons & Firearms License Holders Open-Carry Protection
    ** Concealed Weapons & Firearms License Holders Guns-In-Vehicles Rights
    ** Purchase of Long Guns in other states

    DATE: May 2, 2011
    TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
    FROM: Marion P. Hammer
    USF Executive Director
    NRA Past President

    HB-517 by Rep. Chris Dorworth (R) is at a critical stage -- the Senate companion (SB-234) has passed the Senate and now the bill must also pass the House. There are only 5 days left in the Legislative Session. We are working to get the bill heard on the House Floor in the next few days. It could come as early at Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

    HB-517 is a bill that makes much needed changes to the "Right-to-Carry" law -- also known as the Concealed Weapons Licensing law. It also makes changes to firearms purchase law to conform to federal law.

    The FULL HOUSE NEEDS to Hear From You NOW !!!!!

    The bill basically does three (3) following things:

    1. Provides protection for concealed weapons license holders to prevent license holders from being charged with the crime of violating the "Open Carry" law because a concealed firearm accidentally or inadvertently became visible.

    2. Provides that concealed weapons license holders may store a firearm in private vehicle anywhere the vehicle is lawfully parked except those places that are exempted under s. 790.251(7) -- the parking lot law.

    3. Removes the obsolete firearms purchase in contiguous state law previously required by federal law for out of state purchases of long guns and replaces it with language to conform to current federal requirements that allows purchase of long guns in other states.

    You must act quickly. URGENT!

    PLEASE IMMEDIATELY EMAIL Members of the HOUSE -- They NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU NOW !!!!!!!

    In the subject line put:

    SUPPORT HB-517 -- RESTORE Rights to Firearms License Holders

    (Block and Copy All email addresses into the "Send To" box. A few email providers require that you remove the commas following each email address)

    joseph.abruzzo@myfloridahouse.gov,
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    larry.ahern@myfloridahouse.gov,
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    BACKGROUND

    OPEN CARRY:

    # 1. The open carry provision addresses the problem of accidental or unintentional exposure of a firearm being carried by license holder. As silly as it may sound, if a license holder is carrying a concealed firearm and the wind blows a jacket or shirt open exposing the firearm, the person can be charged with a crime for violating the open carry law.

    Anytime a license holder accidentally or unintentionally exposes the firearm whether reaching for something on a top shelf or bending over to pick up something, he/she can be charged with a crime. If a person wants to take a coat or jacket off before getting into a car or get out of a car before putting on a jacket or coat -- and the gun is exposed -- the possibility of being charged with a crime exists. This bill fixes that problem.

    FIREARMS CARRY IN A VEHICLE:

    #2. The bill simply says that if a person has a carry license, nothing shall prohibit the carry or storage of a firearm in a vehicle -- except the exemptions in the parking lot law.

    A case last summer highlighted the need. A cemetery arbitrarily banned guns on cemetery property. A father who has a license to carry had already buried his son in that cemetery. He always carries a gun in his truck and frequently visits his son's grave. The father was presented with 3 choices. (a) Quit carrying a gun in his vehicle; (b) Risk being charged with a felony for trespass with a firearm; or (c) Move his son's body to another cemetery. I submit that those choices are outrageous. This fixes that outrageous denial of Second Amendment rights.

    REPEAL OF CONTIGUOUS STATE LANGUAGE:

    #3. The bill repeals s. 790.28 which is the provision that allows purchase of rifles and shotguns in contiguous states.

    In 1979 s. 790.28 was passed to conform to federal law. At the time, Federal law required the contiguous state language to be passed in order for residents to be able to exercise their right to purchase long guns in adjoining states.

    Federal law has now changed to allow purchase of long guns in any other state. However, In order for Florida residents to be able to exercise those rights, s. 790.28 must be repealed and new conforming language added to our statutes. This bill does that.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.


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    Sent removed the smiley faces though lol

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    Sent the emails...
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    I'm surprised that so few Floridians have responded...
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    Emails sent. However, with the amendment that the Senate adopted, Open Carry is all but dead.

    The Senate removed all Open Carry language and replaced it with a two line bit about no punishment for a CWFL holder carrying concealed if the gun becomes accidentally exposed.

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    Emails sent as anything that brings us greater freedom is good. Still disappointed though. I put a short message from me and then just copied the "background" info, removing the smileys of course, hopefully that was about what I was supposed to do?


    I agree Matt and said as much in the email.

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    UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE!!! THANK YOU EVERYBODY WHO RESPONDED TO THIS THREAD. HERE IS AN OFFICIAL UPDATE FROM NRA/USF:


    REPORT** ROUND 30 ** Restore Rights to CW License Holders

    Includes:
    ** Concealed Weapons & Firearms License Holders Open-Carry Protection
    ** Concealed Weapons & Firearms License Holders Guns-In-Vehicles Rights
    ** Purchase of Long Guns in other states

    DATE: May 4, 2011
    TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
    FROM: Marion P. Hammer
    USF Executive Director
    NRA Past President


    SB-234 by Sen. Greg Evers (R) & HB-517 by Rep. Chris Dorworth (R) were heard by the Full House yesterday on Second Reading. The Senate Bill (SB-234) was substituted for HB-517 and Rep. Dorworth handled the bill on the House Floor. Today, Wednesday, May 4, 2011, SB-234 came up for debate and final passage.

    SB-234 PASSED the House 99-17

    The bill now goes to Governor Rick Scott for his signature

    More detail will be provided later....All three of the NRA/USF bills have now passed and await the Governor's signature.

    ENORMOUS THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND EMAIL

    SB-234 is a bill that makes much needed changes to the "Right-to-Carry" law -- also known as the Concealed Weapons Licensing law. It also makes changes to firearms purchase law to conform to federal law.

    The bill basically does three (3) following things:

    1. Provides protection for concealed weapons license holders to prevent license holders from being charged with the crime of violating the "Open Carry" law because a concealed firearm accidentally or inadvertently became visible.

    2. Provides that concealed weapons license holders may store a firearm in private vehicle anywhere the vehicle is lawfully parked except those places that are exempted under s. 790.251(7) -- the parking lot law.

    3. Removes the obsolete firearms purchase in contiguous state law previously required by federal law for out of state purchases of long guns and replaces it with language to conform to current federal requirements that allows purchase of long guns in other states.


    BACKGROUND

    OPEN CARRY:

    # 1. The open carry provision addresses the problem of accidental or unintentional exposure of a firearm being carried by license holder. As silly as it may sound, if a license holder is carrying a concealed firearm and the wind blows a jacket or shirt open exposing the firearm, the person can be charged with a crime for violating the open carry law.

    Anytime a license holder accidentally or unintentionally exposes the firearm whether reaching for something on a top shelf or bending over to pick up something, he/she can be charged with a crime. If a person wants to take a coat or jacket off before getting into a car or get out of a car before putting on a jacket or coat -- and the gun is exposed -- the possibility of being charged with a crime exists. This bill fixes that problem.

    FIREARMS CARRY IN A VEHICLE:

    #2. The bill simply says that if a person has a carry license, nothing shall prohibit the carry or storage of a firearm in a vehicle -- except the exemptions in the parking lot law.

    A case last summer highlighted the need. A cemetery arbitrarily banned guns on cemetery property. A father who has a license to carry had already buried his son in that cemetery. He always carries a gun in his truck and frequently visits his son's grave. The father was presented with 3 choices. (a) Quit carrying a gun in his vehicle; (b) Risk being charged with a felony for trespass with a firearm; or (c) Move his son's body to another cemetery. I submit that those choices are outrageous. This fixes that outrageous denial of Second Amendment rights.

    REPEAL OF CONTIGUOUS STATE LANGUAGE:

    #3. The bill repeals s. 790.28 which is the provision that allows purchase of rifles and shotguns in contiguous states.

    In 1979 s. 790.28 was passed to conform to federal law. At the time, Federal law required the contiguous state language to be passed in order for residents to be able to exercise their right to purchase long guns in adjoining states.

    Federal law has now changed to allow purchase of long guns in any other state. However, In order for Florida residents to be able to exercise those rights, s. 790.28 must be repealed and new conforming language added to our statutes. This bill does that.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

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