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Florida Rep. Files Bill to Repeal Last Year’s Republican Gun Control Law

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Florida’s gun control status quo is about to get a shakeup.

State Representative Mike Hill just introduced HB 175 which would roll back the gun control package former Governor Rick Scott signed into law in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting.

The Stoneman Douglas Shooting, in which shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people, gave anti-gun activists a massive boost nationwide. Amid the gun control hysteria, Florida politicians were pressured to do something. Instead of standing with gun owners, Rick Scott signed SB 7026 into law that raised the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21 along with other restrictions.

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Florida’s mass shooting created a significant ripple effect across the nation as numerous states followed suit with their own red flag laws and bump stock bans. With Democrats now in control of the U.S. House, they have wasted no time in introducing a Universal Background Check bill of their own.

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However, gun owners are not content with sitting on the sidelines. Mike Hill’s HB 175 represents a firm pushback against the Florida Republicans who decided to placate the anti-gun media instead of doing what’s right.

HB 175 repeals the following:

  • The unconstitutional mandate that forbids millions of law-abiding adults age 18-21 from purchasing a firearm.
  • Red flag gun confiscation orders that have already been used to strip hundreds of Floridians of their firearms without due process.
  • The waiting period on firearms purchases that delay many individuals the right to protect themselves and their families.

Not only would HB 175 correct the anti-gun shenanigans from 2018, but it will also serve as a springboard for other pro-gun legislation to emerge.

Gun owners should keep an eye on what’s happening in Florida.  With new Governor Ron Desantis, who stated that he would have vetoed Scott’s gun grab, we may see a strong pushback against gun control.

Time will only tell if Hill and other pro-gun representatives can muster enough support to repeal Rick Scott’s gun grab. Nevertheless, the 2019 Florida State Legislature will be host to one of the most closely watched state fights against gun control.

Gun owners must remember that state level politics should never be ignored. This is where aspiring politicos cut their teeth in. To beat back the federal gun control status quo, we must first start cleaning up our backyards. Florida would be a great place for gun owners to cut off anti-gun momentum.

 

 

 

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Texas Gun Rights Endorses Anti-Lockdown Hero Shelley Luther

Luther is running for the Texas Senate.

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Earlier this month, pro-Second Amendment organization Texas Gun Rights PAC endorsed Shelley Luther in her run for Texas State Senate.

Luther gained national attention for her refusal to close down her salon in Dallas, Texas, which was in violation of Dallas, County’s lockdown order. She would end up in jail for violating the order but would later be set free after Texas Governor Greg Abbott took action to release her.

Chris McNutt, the Director of Texas Gun Rights PAC, issued a statement on Texas Gun Rights PAC’s endorsement of Luther:

It is clear Shelley Luther is the strongest pro-gun candidate running to fill the Senate District 30 seat being vacated by Pat Fallon. Texas Gun Rights PAC is proud to endorse Shelley Luther for Senate in the September 29th Special Election.

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“Even before Shelley decided to run for office, she proved she had the courage to stand up and fight against an overreaching government without backing down,” McNutt added. “So it’s no surprise Shelley Luther was also the first candidate in the Senate District 30 race to take a bold, pro-gun stance.”

Constitutional Carry is one of Luther’s legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session. This issue has been a priority for the Texas Republican Party during the last 6 years. Drew Springer, Luther’s opponent in the Senate election, never supported Constitutional Carry.

Passing Constitutional Carry legislation is part of Luther’s campaign platform and has been a top priority of the Republican Party of Texas for the past 6 years. Her opponent, State Representative Drew Springer, has never backed Constitutional Carry since he came into office back in 2012.

“State Representative Drew Springer claims to be ‘pro-gun,’ and yet he repeatedly refused to co-author Constitutional Carry every year that it was introduced,” commented McNutt. “Pro-gun Texans in Senate District 30 need a leader who is willing to fight for the Second Amendment like Shelley Luther, not another political backbencher looking for a job promotion.”

Should Constitutional Carry be passed, Texas would be the 16th state with this law.

Thanks to the political establishment’s constant legislative roadblocking, Constitutional Carry has had a considerable amount of trouble in being passed in the Lone Star State.

With politicians like Luther potentially in the mix, Constitutional Carry has a stronger chance of being passed.  America First patriots living in Texas Senate District 30 should resoundingly vote for Luther due to her firm commitment to limited government.

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