U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Florida doesn’t deserve the title of being called the “Gunshine State”. It should be called “Disney World”. Why? Because a lot of make-believe is created in her borders by lawmakers. The legislative leadership advertises itself as being pro-freedom and pro-gun. Yet, as we’ve seen time and time again. That is not the case.
We know that constitutional carry was hotly contested in Florida this session. You’ve seen the reports of the pro constitutional carry petitions being thrown in the trash and you’ve seen Governor Ron DeSantis openly call for its passage.
Well, now you’re going to be hearing the excuses as to why HB 103 (constitutional carry) died.
The so-called pro-gun political lapdogs and gatekeepers of the anti-gun leadership have made the argument that the reason the bill died is because there was no companion bill in the Senate. Never mind the fact that such an excuse was used last year by them too.
Well, other than killing constitutional carry, they killed the bill that would have repealed the ban on the sale of ammunition/firearms during declared states of emergency. Here’s the kicker, there were companion bills in both chambers (HB 6095 & SB 1528).
The Republican leadership in both the House and Senate refused to move these bills forward.
According to the gatekeepers. Rep. Anthony Sabatini failed because he never spoke with anyone in the Senate to get a companion bill submitted, nor did he speak with the House committee chairs to bring the bill up for debate and vote.
I guess then Sen. Joe Gruters, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was a failure like Rep. Sabatini since his bill didn’t get a single hearing in any committee. I guess Sen. Gruters nor his House counterparts ever spoke to anyone, pressed for the bill to be heard, spoke to the committee chairs, etc…
Because that is what the political gatekeepers said as to is why Rep. Sabatini failed at getting Constitutional Carry heard.
I guess the Leadership being anti-gun had nothing to do with it…. nothing at all.
What excuse will they use next? That blocking the replacement of the Mocking Bird as the State Bird again is more important? Because this year, it was making strawberry shortcake the State Dessert, never mind the fact that the State Pie is already Key Lime.
Contact Governor Ron DeSantis and demand a Special Session be called for Constitutional Carry.
His office is (850) 717-9337 and his email is [email protected]
About Luis Valdes
Luis Valdes is the Florida State Director and the Director of Outreach for Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands for Gun Owners of America. A life-long advocate of freedom and a firearms shooter, hunter, competitor, and collector. Luis is the first of his family born in the United States of Cuban Immigrants who fled Communism and who’s family saw firsthand what gun control truly results in.