Moms Demand Action Brings Fake Activists??.. to Florida Senate Committee Hearing

Fake Paid Moms Demand Action Protesters earn their days pays, behind State Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, as he addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 24, 2017
Apparently fake Moms Demand Action protesters earned their days pay, behind State Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, as he addresses the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 24, 2017 IMG : Florida Channel
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Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, SB-128 Burden of Proof by Senator Rob Bradley was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and PASSED 5-4.

The Committee hearing room was full of women wearing red t-shirts emblazoned on the front with NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg's “MOMS DEMAND ACTION” logo on the front and the “EVERYTOWN” logo on the back. They piled into the room as a group. Many of them had Florida League of Women Voters buttons pinned on the front of their red t-shirts.

These women didn't appear to know anything about the bill, the law or the process. It also appeared they were being herded around by representatives of the League of Women Voters who walked around wearing League of Women Voters buttons on their lapels.

When the hearing was over, these t-shirt wearing women were taken outside the building to the plaza area where they had to take off their t-shirts and turn them in by placing them in a plastic Rubbermaid type container.

That begs a lot of questions. Where did these women come from? What made them agree to wear borrowed t-shirts and pretend to be activists? Who brought them there?

Is this a Florida League of Women Voters “Rent-a-Mom” program? Were these women paid to be there and wear those t-shirts?

An even bigger question why are they bringing in fake activists? Isn't bringing in fake supporters to fool legislators just another form of lying?

Is bringing FAKE ACTIVISTS into committee hearings to pretend there is support for their position the new trend among liberal, anti-gunners? Shameful…..

Bills Filed To-Date for the 2017 Session in Florida

SB-128 Restoring Self-defense Immunity – by Sen. Rob Bradley (Republican) – Restores the self-defense immunity provision of the stand your ground law to the original intent of the Legislature. Restores the presumption of innocence, of a person who exercises self-defense, until proven guilty by the state. (SB-128 currently has the following sponsors. In addition to Sen. Rob Bradley, Senators Dennis Baxley, Aaron Bean and Wilton Simpson have cosponsored the bill so far)

SB-140 Open Carry of a Handgun – by Sen. Greg Steube (Republican) – Allows persons licensed to carry a Concealed Weapon or Firearm (CW) to carry openly; removes the restriction against CW license holders carrying on college and university campuses; removes the restriction against CW license holders carrying firearms inside the passenger terminal of an airport (outside the secure area) ; removes the restriction against CW carrying in courthouses under certain conditions;

SB-142 Storage of Firearms – by Sen. Gary Farmer (Democrat) – Removes exceptions in the safe storage of firearms law and makes the gun owner a criminal if a person under 16 years of age breaks into a home or vehicle and steals a firearm.

SB-170 Adding Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms – by Sen. Oscar Braynon (Democrat) – Prohibits Concealed Weapons and Firearms license holders from carrying firearms into any performing arts center or legitimate theater.

SB-254 “Assault Weapons” ban – by Sen. Linda Stewart (Democrat) – Bans the sale and possession of semiautomatic handguns, rifles and shotguns that use a detachable magazine or tubular magazine (almost all semiautomatic firearms). Provides for firearms to be surrendered to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

HB-167 “Assault Weapons” ban – by Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (Democrat) – Bans the sale and possession of semiautomatic handguns, rifles and shotguns that use a detachable magazine or tubular magazine (almost all semiautomatic firearms). Provides for firearms to be surrendered to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

HB-236 Adding Prohibited Places for Weapons and Firearms – by Rep. Cynthia A. Stafford (Democrat) – Prohibits Concealed Weapons and Firearms license holders from carrying firearms into any performing arts center or legitimate theater.

HB-245 Restoring Self-defense Immunity – by Rep. Bobby Payne (Republican) – Restores the self-defense immunity provision of the stand your ground law to the original intent of the Legislature. Restores the presumption of innocence, of a person who exercises self-defense, until proven guilty by the state. (HB-245 currently has 26 sponsors. In addition to Sponsors Reps. Bobby Payne & Jason Fischer, these outstanding supporters have cosponsored the bill so far: Jason Brodeur, Danny Burgess, Cord Byrd, Matt Caldwell, Chuck Clemons , Neil Combee, Brad Drake, Dane Eagle, Eric Eisnaugle, Jay Fant, Randy Fine, James Grant, Joe Gruters, Sam Killebrew, Ralph Massullo, Jr., Alexandra Miller, Cary Pigman, Mel Ponder, Paul Renner, Bob Rommel, Cyndi Stevenson, Charlie Stone, Frank White, Jayer Williamson)

HB-291 Constitutional Amendment to Exempt Law Enforcement from Gun Control – by Rep. Don Hahnfeldt (Republican) To exempt law enforcement from the 72-Hour Waiting Period on the personal purchase of personal handguns. In 1990 law enforcement led the charge to impose a gun control measure on you and me — a 3-day Waiting Period on the purchase of handguns — but they failed to persuade the Legislature to exempt law enforcement. They're back trying again.

HB-6001 Concealed Weapons & Firearms In Airport Terminals – by Rep. Jake Raburn (Republican) – Removes the restriction against CW license holders carrying firearms inside the passenger terminal of an airport but retains the restriction of carrying firearms past inside the secure area beyond the security check point.

HB-6005 Campus Carry – by Rep. Scott Plakon (Republican) – Removes provision prohibiting concealed carry license holders from carrying a handgun into college or university facility for self-defense.

We expect many more gun bills to be filed before the beginning of Legislative Session on March 7, 2017.

  • 12 thoughts on “Moms Demand Action Brings Fake Activists??.. to Florida Senate Committee Hearing

    1. Did no one think to record them turning in their shirts?Exposing the Astro-turf moms would have been epic.

    2. Thank you for providing a nice summary of current gun legislation. This will make it much easier for me to call my represtatives and oppose open carry, campus carry, etc. and much easier to support the banning of assault weapon sales.

      I am a member of Moms Demand Action. Sorry, we are not fake activists and have a widening group of supporters.

      1. @Ellen,
        All Americans have the right to peaceful protest. Unfortunately, you are wrong in your thought processes. I pray that your children don’t grow up to be “snowflakes and buttercups”.

      2. @Ellen, Do you mean assault rifle? You must mean assault rifle because their is no such thing as an assault pistol or assault shotgun. So if you mean assault rifle, then those are only fully automatic, as in pull the trigger once and it fires many times. Well, you already can not buy one of those. Only a few exist in private collectors’ hands, they are of astronomical value, and a special tax needs to be paid on the transfer. So whomever is telling you otherwise is doing you a disservice

      3. @Ellen, I have great empathy for anyone who has lost a loved one who was innocently on the wrong end of a firearm wielded by someone with lethal intent. That even happened to someone in a family dearly close to my own.
        I also nearly got shot by a friend as a child, whose parent had negligently left a loaded handgun out. I support retail background checks, firearm safety instruction & education, and proper storage of firearms.

        But why would anyone want to ban “assault weapons”? Let’s ignore for the moment that Assault Weapon (AW) is a completely made-up term, intended to be pejorative and “sound bad”. It makes the referenced rifles sound like fully-automatic-fire “assault RIFLES”, which are completely different. Those weapons are designed for use in war, whereas AWs are single-shot-at-a-time rifles designed for domestic sport and defensive use.

        You do realize that true automatic-fire (“machine gun”) assault rifles are, and have been for 60+ years, completely illegal in the U.S.? Only our armed forces, law enforcement, and highly select, specially-licensed people have any access to them. AWs are *not* automatic-fire weapons (even President Obama seemed not to understand that).

        Do you realize that rifles of all types are used in less that 3% of ALL crimes involving firearms? So-called AWs are used in less than 1% of such crimes. Why outlaw a firearm, when that same firearm is one of the most commonly-owned rifle types across the country, used for target practice, competition, hunting, and home defense? A ban only penalizes millions of your law-abiding, peaceful neighbors, while doing nothing to prevent criminals from using them (and at that, criminals only choose them 1% of the time).

        Do you realize that our lawmakers are so petty that the only thing that separates so-called “assault weapons” from normal, everyday hunting rifles are cosmetic features like pistol grips, the type of stock, and do-dads on the end of the barrel (“flash suppressors”, which have little practical difference from legal barrel attachments like muzzle brakes). So banning AWs is just plain silly — we might as well ban all rifles that are painted blue. In fact, the rifles designated as AWs aren’t even very powerful compared to most hunting rifles — many states do not allow them to be used for hunting deer, for example, because the rounds they fire don’t always create a quick, humane kill. None of the much more powerful hunting rifles are outlawed, yet no one has a problem with that. It makes no sense.

        Firearms are used defensively anywhere from 500K to 4 million times per year in the U.S. (usually w/o any shot being fired), preventing severe injury, rape, and murder of innocent people. Firearms are used in the commission of crimes (if I recall correctly) only 250K to 300K times per year, and only about 10K people are killed per year by criminal use of firearms. Despite double the number of firearms owned in the U.S. since the 1990’s, both the accident rate and criminal use of firearms have fallen steadily. The old Bill Clinton ban on “Assault Weapons” had no effect on either, so why should we repeat a failed experiment? Especially banning something that is rarely ever used illegally?

        What we need to do is to arres, convict, and lock up people who use firearms in the commissions of crimes. And when folks who are prohibited from owning guns (such as previously-convicted felons) are caught in possession of them, we need to arrest, convict, and put them back in prison — NOT release them back to the street, as often happens now.

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