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Friday, 18 January 2013 05:17

Florida Under The Gun

Written by  Arthur C. Hayhoe, Executive Director Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Inc.

New York state responded to the Sandy Hook slaughters by passing the most comprehensive package of gun control legislation in the US, but Florida remains under the gun. What did our state legislature pass to protect  its citizens from gun violence? They passed the most comprehensive law in Florida history designed to protect guns. In 2011 the Republican majority passed the NRA Firearms Preemption law HB-45 that cancelled all remaining local government guns control laws, our last line  defense against gun violence. 

Florida is now a state with absolute no gun control laws. Fortunately we do have the right, passed by ballot initiative, to stop all gun sale at gun shows without a background check, but that right was placed in our state constitution by we the people, not our state legislature.

I was struck by our president statement that since  the Sandy Hook slaughter over 900 people had died from  guns. Since Florida remains under the gun created by the NRA, it's time we demanded out state legislature start passing laws to protect people, instead of guns.

Arthur C. Hayhoe, Executive Director 

Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Inc.

 

We are pleased to announce Mr. Hayhoe will be one of our expert Gun Control and Public Safety panel members Feb. 7th.  Additional exciting details about our panel experts and press release on Monday.

Space Coast Progressive Alliance 1st Thursday

Program Topic - Gun Control and Public Safety Expert Panel Presentation

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Announcements at 6:30 PM program begins at 7pm

Each expert panel member will speak briefly (5 min.) Opening statements to be followed by discussion and an audience Q & A.

Free and Open To the public 

Front Street Civic Center, 2205 S. Front Street, Melbourne, FL 32901

 

Last modified on Friday, 18 January 2013 05:45

1 comment

  • Comment Link Clyde White Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:35 posted by Clyde White

    What state is going broke??? NY, or Florida??? Move to Chicago, or D.C.! WHY??? They have the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. They also have the highest crime rates. Before moving to these liberal utopias (LoL) buy lots and lots of body armor. Heaven forbid, but if your home is broken into, and murdered, or a family member is, just rest assured that your liberal brethren will see to it that the criminal gets a very fair trial. FLORIDA is so bad!!??? Well there is N.Y., California, and Illinois that is under Dem domination. How about Detroit, Chicago, and D.C. that are well ruined dem controlled utopias. Welcome to Florida. Where we have balanced budgets, and less crime that these other left (laughed) wing utopias.

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