ACTION ITEMS: FLORIDA: 3 Action Items Have your voices heard....

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These 3 items will be heard on separate days so if you do not want to all today you can space them out.  The last one, SM630 will be heard tomorrow the 17th. On Wednesday the 18th HB 163 and on Thursday the 18th is HB 4001.

Tallahassee Legislative Alert
November 16, 2015

Call to action to protect our right to bear arms and a call to action to reign in career politicians in Washington DC.


HB 163 Open Carry

On Wednesday November 18th HB 163 Open Carry bill will be heard in the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. HB 163 provides that a person licensed to carry a concealed firearm or weapon may also openly carry such firearm or weapon.
45 states allow “Open Carry”, Florida is one of only five states that prohibit open carry: California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and South Carolina. It is time for Florida to separate from New York, California and Illinois and join the rest of the country to recognize our natural right to defend ourselves and that bearing Arms is a right that cannot be infringed upon in the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.
Open Carry creates more of a deterrent to criminals, just carrying a concealed weapon does not alert a criminal that you have a firearm. Many studies report criminals will avoid an armed person or home when selecting a victim.
HB 163 has already passed its first committee stop and the anti-gun groups are gearing up to stop HB 163 next week. We need to make sure the members of House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee hear from us that cherish our right to self-protection.
According to the Department of Justice 2012 report; Murder rates are 5% higher in non-open carry states, Aggravated assault rates are 23% higher in non-open carry states, Violent crime rates are 23% higher in non-open carry states and Robbery rates are 36% higher in non-open carry states


CALL TO ACTION #1


The House Open Carry bill, HB 163 will be heard in the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee this  Wednesday November 18, 2015 at 1:00AM. (?)
Please call and e-mail the following members of the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and tell them to support HB 163.


Ahern, Larry (850) 717-5066

Burgess, Daniel (850) 717-5038

Eisnaugle, Eric (850) 717-5044

Latvala, Chris (850) 717-5067

McGhee, Kionne (850) 717-5117

Metz, Larry (850) 717-5032

Miller, Mike (850) 717-5047

Peters, Kathleen (850) 717-5069

Pritchett, Sharon (850) 717-5102

Rodríguez, José (850) 717-5112

Rouson, Darryl (850) 717-5070

Spano, Ross (850) 717-5059

Trujillo, Carlos (850) 717-5105

AND/OR Copy and paste the following to your email and tell them to SUPPORT HB 163

larry.ahern@myfloridahouse.gov 

danny.burgess@myfloridahouse.gov

eric.eisnaugle@myfloridahouse.gov

chris.latvala@myfloridahouse.gov

kionne.mcghee@myfloridahouse.gov

larry.metz@myfloridahouse.gov

mike.miller@myfloridahouse.gov

kathleen.peters@myfloridahouse.gov

sharon.pritchett@myfloridahouse.gov

jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.gov

arryl.rouson@myfloridahouse.gov

ross.spano@myfloridahouse.gov

carlos.trujillo@myfloridahouse.gov

HB 4001 Campus Carry


On Thursday November 19th, HB 4001 Campus Carry bill will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee. HB 4001 will repeal the law that prohibits citizens with a concealed weapons permit from carrying their weapon on Florida Campuses.
Our Colleges and Universities are now "Gun Free Zones" and there is no one entry point with metal detectors and armed guards performing pat-downs and bag inspections. Colleges cannot guarantee safety and should not deprive people of the ability to protect themselves. Despite unproven claims from the anti-gun rights groups, eight States have “Campus Carry” including Utah for the last ten years and Utah University officials report no improper incidents on campus in that 10 year time period.
HB 4001 has already passed two committees and The Judiciary Committee will be the last committee stop before being ready to be voted on the floor of the House of Representatives in January. Unfortunately many Law Enforcement Agencies and other anti-gun rights groups are pulling out all the stops by continuing to spread false and unproven claims. Let's make sure that the members of the House Judiciary Committee hear from those of us that will not let our freedoms and liberties be violated.


CALL TO ACTION #2


The House Campus Carry bill HB 4001 will be heard in the Judiciary Committee this Thursday, November 19, 2015 9:00 AM.
Please call and e-mail the following members of the House Judiciary Committee and tell them to vote yes on HB 4001.


Burton, Colleen (850) 717-5040

Dudley, Dwight (850) 717-5068

Edwards, Katie A. (850) 717-5098

Fant, Jay (850) 717-5015

Gonzalez, Julio (850) 717-5074

Harrell, Gayle B. (850) 717-5083

Hudson, Matt (850) 717-5080

Kerner, Dave (850) 717-5087

McBurney, Charles (850) 717-5016

Metz, Larry (850) 717-5032

Moskowitz, Jared Evan (850) 717-5097

Passidomo, Kathleen C. (850) 717-5106

Plakon, Scott (850) 717-5029

Rehwinkel Vasilinda, Michelle (850) 717-5009

Rodríguez, José Javier (850) 717-5112

Stone, Charlie (850) 717-5022

Trujillo, Carlos (850) 717-5105

Wood, John (850) 717-5041

AND/OR Copy and paste the following to your email and tell them to Vote YES on HB 4001

colleen.burton@myfloridahouse.gov

dwight.dudley@myfloridahouse.gov

katie.edwards@myfloridahouse.gov

jay.fant@myfloridahouse.gov

julio.gonzalez@myfloridahouse.gov

gayle.harrell@myfloridahouse.gov

matt.hudson@myfloridahouse.gov

dave.kerner@myfloridahouse.gov

charles.mcburney@myfloridahouse.gov

larry.metz@myfloridahouse.gov

jared.moskowitz@myfloridahouse.gov

kathleen.passidomo@myfloridahouse.gov

scott.plakon@myfloridahouse.gov

michelle.rehwinkel@myfloridahouse.gov

jose.rodriguez@myfloridahouse.gov

charlie.stone@myfloridahouse.gov

carlos.trujillo@myfloridahouse.gov

john.wood@myfloridahouse.gov

 SM 630 Term Limits


On Tuesday November 17th, SM 630 will be heard in the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee. SM 630 is an Application to Congress to call a convention under Article V of the Constitution of the United States with the sole agenda of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States Senate.
Washington DC is badly broken and we have a Congress that does not listen to the voters. Incumbent’s campaigns are financed by big money “special interests” and principled citizens wanting to run for Congress do not have a chance to win. We need to break the entrenched bureaucracy by having term limits on Congress. The problem is Congress will never relinquish their stranglehold on power and it is up to us take control.
SM 630 would create an application by the Florida Legislature under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, calling for a single-issue amendment convention limited to the agenda of congressional term limits. 34 state legislatures must pass the same application to mandate Congress to call a convention for term limits.
The Founders created the amendment-by-convention because they believed there would be times when the interests of the Congress and that of the states and the people would conflict. Florida law, as well as laws in other states, prohibit convention delegates from proposing or ratifying anything other than the issue specified in the convention call. When a term limits amendment is passed by the convention, it then would have to be ratified by 38 states.


CALL TO ACTION #3


SM 630 will be heard in the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee this Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:30PM.
Please call and e-mail the members of the Senate Ethic and Elections Committee and tell them to support SM 630.


Braynon, Oscar 850-487-5036

Clemens, Jeff 850-487-5027

Flores, Anitere 850-487-5037

Gaetz, Don 850-487-5001

Hays, Alan 850-487-5011

Legg, John 850-487-5017

Negron, Joe 850-487-5032

Richter, Garrett 850-487-5023

Smith, Christopher 850-487-5031

Thompson, Geraldine 850-487-5012

AND/OR Copy and paste the following to your email and tell them to support SM 630

braynon.oscar.web@flsenate.gov

clemens.jeff.web@flsenate.gov

flores.anitere.web@flsenate.gov

gaetz.don.web@flsenate.gov

hays.alan.web@flsenate.gov

legg.john.web@flsenate.gov

negron.joe.web@flsenate.gov

richter.garrett.web@flsenate.gov

smith.chris.web@flsenate.gov

thompson.geraldine.web@flsenate.gov

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