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Massive Pro-Gun Rally Happening In Florida On Saturday In Response To Rick Scott’s Gun Control

Hundreds of people are expected to attend.

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Following the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida, the so-called “pro-gun” state legislature passed a massive gun control package into law. In response, hundreds of pro-gun Floridians are flooding the State Capitol building in Tallahassee this Saturday to show their support for the Second Amendment.

The gun control measures signed into law by Governor Rick Scott last month raised the age to purchase a rifle from 18 to 21, banned “bump stocks,” and imposed a three day waiting, among other gun control measures.

The event, organized by The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans (NCCPA), is set to occur from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, April 14th. At the time of this article being published, nearly 500 people had confirmed they will attend, with an additional 1,200 marking down their interest in the event.

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Big League Politics reached out to the lead organizer, Matt Johnson, the founder of Patriots United for Freedom. Johnson told us that the overall goal of the rally is “to show that we too as voters, legal gun owners, and law abiding citizens have a voice.” Johnson also made it clear that unlike other recent anti-gun events, they can “organize without the help from Hollywood or even the NRA.”

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The event is slated to have a number of speakers, including politicians, candidates for public office, and Second Amendment activists. We wish the organizers of this rally nothing but the best, and encourage anyone in Florida to attend the rally.

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Trump Administration Withdraws Nominee for ATF Director After Evasive Gun Control Answers in Senate

Chuck Canterbury avoided answering questions on gun control.

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The Trump administration is withdrawing its nomination for Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, after Chuck Canterbury alienated several Republican Senators during his July confirmation hearing for refusing to give an answer to questions regarding his personal opinion on gun laws.

Canterbury avoided answering several questions from GOP senators during his testimony, claiming he didn’t want to express any opinions that contrasted with the stated policy views of the Fraternal Order of Police. Canterbury is the former President of that organization.

Senators such as Louisiana’s John Kennedy questioned Canterbury’s evasive testimony in July.

I like straight answers, and you are being evasive,” said Kennedy. “You have been nominated to run ATF. I think every member of this panel, both my Democratic friends and Republican friends who have feelings about the Second Amendment, are entitled to know both morally and legally what you believe.

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Canterbury had been asked numerous times about his policy views on matters such as banning so-called “assault weapons.”

The ATF has tremendous power over the American gun industry and Second Amendment community, and in some cases have banned previously legal forms of weapons with impunity. Some firearms enthusiasts have become increasingly skeptical of the agency in recent years, and conservatives have sought additional oversight. High-level ATF leadership have spoken of what they believe to be a conspiracy against their agency, further alienating gun rights supporters.

The Trump administration formally informed the Senate that it was withdrawing Canterbury’s nomination on Tuesday. His ambiguous views towards common gun control proposals had ensured his nomination was stalled, and now pulled.

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