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Florida GOP Senate Leader is Thankful for Receiving Money from Gun-Grabbing Ghouls like Everytown for Gun Safety

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AWR Hawkins reported that the incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano is “grateful” for Everytown for Gun Safety donating to his political committee.

Gun control oligarch and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg funds Everytown. According to a Tampa Bay Times report, the group donated $200,000 to Galvano’s committee.

Galvano supported gun control in the wake of the February 14, 2018, Parkland high school massacre, voting for SB 7026. That bill “raised the minimum age a person is allowed to buy a gun, created a three-day waiting period to buy any firearm,” and banned bump stock sales as well.

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The Senate President defended his support for gun control and thanked Everytown, saying, “I will make no apologies for the responsible steps we took in a bipartisan manner in the wake of the worst school shooting in our state’s history. I have made it clear that as Senate president I will continue to advocate for increased safety and security in our schools. I am grateful for the support.”

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The NRA’s Marion Hammer chimed in on Galvano’s support for gun control and his giddiness of taking money from Everytown:

“Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano calls himself a Republican but is rumored to be the one who colluded with anti-gun Democrats to engineer the gun control package included in SB-7026 this past session. SB-7026 contained three major gun control provisions and was rammed down the throats of Senate and House Republican legislators. … Looks like our Second Amendment Rights were sold for a large contribution from anti-gun former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.”

Additionally, the Florida Department of State Division of Elections revealed that Galvano also received a hefty $300,000 donation from Everytown.

This elicited a comment from America First Congressman Matt Gaetz on Twitter.

Gaetz stated, “Republicans. Taking money from Bloomberg. In Florida. To pass gun control. No. No. No.”

Republicans like Galvano are playing with fire.

The Left is serious and they’re ready to not just go after so-called assault weapons, but also attack the overall right to bear arms.

To win in this battle, gun rights activists must be willing to expose Republicans like Galvano, who are helping the Left advance their anti-gun schemes.

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Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign

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The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.

At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.

Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.

“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.

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Fallon added:

I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.

“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:

This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.

I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.

Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.

“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”

“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.

“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.

Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.

A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.

Election Day will be on September 29.

Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.

 

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