VISION TO AMERICA.org - August 15, 2011
The Florida State legislature has taken steps towards securing Second Amendment rights by eliminating restrictions on firearms. The measures, which will be enacted on October 1, will impose penalties on public officials who pass or enforce gun regulations at the state level. Violators face a $5,000 personal fine and may risk being removed from office by the governor. Florida already had a law that made it illegal to pass gun regulations beyond those imposed through state statutes since 1987. The Blaze explains the necessity for this new law.
Guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are proven to be the single most effective crime prevention measure known to civilization, and state legislatures have recognized this fact more and more since the late 1980's, when concealed carry laws have become more mainstream across the nation. Liberals have tried to counter these laws at local levels in my state of North Carolina, similar to the situation in this story. Fortunately the results were the same; local jurisdictions cannot introduce local legislation that restricts or hobbles state laws. Personally, I have carried a firearm on and off duty all over this country from coast to coast for almost thirty years now and incredibly enough I have yet to cause a crime to occur. - S.L.
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