So-called ‘Florida Gun Rights’ Group is Scamming You

By Marion P. Hammer

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Florida Gun Rights FLGR
Marion P. Hammer
Marion P. Hammer

Florida –  -(Ammoland.com)- Once again email is flooding to Florida gun owners from an entity calling itself “Florida Gun Rights” (FLGR) asking that gun owners send email to Florida Legislators about a nonexistent bill.

These alerts are not coming from a grassroots group in Florida, their corporate documents clearly show their principal place of business is Colorado.

Once again they are claiming there is a “Backyard Range Ban” bill. Make no mistake, there is NO SUCH BILL.

HB-41 adds a subsection (4) to existing law to prohibit the discharge of firearms in residential neighborhoods that have a density of one or more dwellings per acre.

Read the bill HB-41 Discharge of Firearms and read the law it amends s. 790.15 Discharging firearms in public or on residential property

FLGR doesn't have a clue what is going on in Florida and has no real presence in Florida. They have merely contracted with a corporate services firm to provide a Florida address to receive legal service of process. It is a scam.

When FLGR asks you to send them money to fund their imaginary operation, they use a Tallahassee, Florida, address for you to mail your checks. But FLGR's address is actually a drop box in a UPS Store in a strip mall in Tallahassee where UPS employees box up their customer's mail and ship it off to their customer's real address somewhere else.

Further, FLGR has no registered lobbyist in Florida, which means either it's not really lobbying, or that it is lobbying illegally.

In short, FLGR is nothing but a fundraising organization that (except for some paperwork formalities) has no presence in Florida except for a shell game of addresses for service of legal documents and to rake in contributions.

It is clearly just another name for the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) a primarily Internet run organization based in Colorado with mail drop boxes around the country to receive contributions.

Since FLGR doesn't do anything NAGR couldn't do on its own, It has no apparent purpose except to double-dip the wallets of well-meaning gun owners who haven't looked beyond the group's name and rhetoric.

FLGR's email claims they are a non-profit, nonpartisan, single-purpose organization.

FLGR is not incorporated as a nonprofit Florida corporation. FLGR is registered as Florida LLC (normally a for-profit small business). Their single purpose seems to be conning you (regardless of your political party) into sending them money.

Their messages are misleading rhetoric designed to inflame. There is no “neighborhood shooting range” bill to stop. Yet, FLGR continues to email Florida Gun Owners raising money on a nonexistent bill.

You are being deceived. It's time you knew it.

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    Randy Straub
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    Randy Straub

    You can all say what you want about NAGR, FLGR and Dudley Brown. After all, this country still has a remnant or two left over from the days when we were all free, last time I looked. To be honest, I don’t know much about the organization, but I have read SB130 and HB42, and they are very poorly written, on purpose, to be sure. Read the laws yourself, and think about every word and all the different ways the wording could be applied against you…..Pick, Pick, Pick, a little at a time. That’s how it’s done. 100 years to… Read more »

    Ray Giammarco
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    Ray Giammarco

    Dudley Brown keeps asking for money ……… right i can always send him some losing Lottery tickets.

    Dennis Jordan
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    Dennis Jordan

    Dudley Brown is no more realistic than Dudley Dooright. Both are figments of our imagination .One makes you laugh, the other makes you want to regurgitate. The next email from “him/them” will be labeled as spam, cyber droppings.

    Dennis

    robert cosenza
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    robert cosenza

    to ammoland how does states like new york new jersey mass and others,get away with not issuing a ccw to a legal american taxpaying citizen,who applies for one,and our told your reason for wanting a ccw{isn,t a valid reason{example i want a ccw for self protection} you either have to carry large amounts of money/jewelry etc.i thought the constitituion 2nd amendment says{shall not be infringed}and more important what can joe legal american taxpaying citizen do about it.yes i,m a life nra member for over 30 years.any advise would be appreciated thank you ammoland

    Jim Sobraska
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    Jim Sobraska

    Thanks! I needed that dose of reality! I hate to say it but I have been duped by this organisation.

    HP
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    HP

    I have never heard of the NAGR doing anything related to firearms. I’ve never heard them mentioned in the news, I’ve never heard them mentioned anywhere. I’ve never seen them give interviews, like say NRA or GOA. I’ve never heard of them pressuring politicians. I’ve never heard of them fighting legislation. I’ve only every heard of them when they are soliciting for money.

    d1tactical.com
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    d1tactical.com

    Wow, is all I have to really say. Someone should step in and stop these people from being scammed.

    d1tactical.com
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    d1tactical.com

    Wow. So this group isn’t even based in Florida? They are basically just scamming people for money.

    Capn Jack
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    Capn Jack

    April,
    Welcome to the real world. Watch your six and keep your powder dry.

    April
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    April

    Wow it never ceases to amaze me at how people will exploit anything they can. I mean an American gun owner is just trying to do right by their family and there being scammed over just like the elderly. It’s a sick and depraved world we live in.

    David
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    David

    Would this constitute felony fraud?

    Coffeefeind
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    Coffeefeind

    They are running the same scam in Ga. Dudley Brown is the name that keeps popping up in these “GR’s” look him up.