New Assault Weapons Bill In Florida

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    New Assault Weapons Bill In Florida

    Those of you in Florida may be interested in this, if you didn't already know about it.

    Assault weapon bill is a start, at least -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com


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    It says in the article that many police organizations are in favor of it. I've always been curious... who do they ask in the "police organization" for answers? I know there are so many LEOs that are pro 2A (many, many on here) so how does this work?
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    This is just the beginning of this type of thing. The next AWB, if passed, will probably become permanent.
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    The House version: HB 425 - Weapons and Firearms

    The Senate Version: HB 425 - Weapons and Firearms

    Actually, these 2 bills don't look too bad to me - they are simply increasing the already enacted minimum mandatory sentences for criminal acts committed with semi-automatic firearms with magazine capacities > 20 rounds.

    The only change that initially jumped out at me was this:

    168 (3) Whoever, while committing or attempting to commit any
    169 felony, displays, uses, threatens, or attempts to use any
    170 semiautomatic firearm and its high-capacity detachable box
    171 magazine, as defined in s. 775.087(3), or a machine gun, as
    172 defined in s. 790.001, or carries a concealed semiautomatic
    173 firearm and its high-capacity detachable box magazine or machine
    174 gun commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided
    175 in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. 175
    A re-read, though, seems to indicate that carrying a concealed semi-automatic weapon is prohibited only within the context of committing or attempting to commit a listed felony.

    I think I'll contact my state legislators requesting some clarification be added to that language.

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    Please note - these bills do not ban any weapon, or magazine.

    They increase the penalties for using an "assault weapon" in a crime.

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    Does using a 30-rd mag make a crime more dangerous or violent than using a 10 rd mag?

    No common sense...this is a "feel good" measure that doesn't address crime or criminals. Obviously they will not be deterred by such legislation.
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    There is already an enhanced penalty for using a firearm with a > 20 round magazine capacity in the commission of a felony.

    IMHO, the only useful thing these bills do is give more teeth to the legal prohibition against giving false information when buying a firearm.

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    We have been saying for years that the solution to firearms crime was to enforce the existing laws and make the penalties for using a firearm in the commission of a crime, have a heavier penalty. This is exactly what our gun culture has been asking for. So what's the beef?
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    I thought the Existing Federal laws already had taken care of this?
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    This is just a knee jerk response to the September LEO shooting in Miami, nothing more.
    Florida already has the 10-20-life law what else do you need? Florida 10-20-LIFE -- Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences
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