A broad range of citizens grassroots organizations across Florida are working together to defend every Florida citizen’s inherent and Constitutional Second Amendment rights. Among these groups is the Gun Owners of America and the Florida Citizens Alliance who announced their endorsement of the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act.
Many of these organizations have been working tirelessly for the past six months to build grassroots support for a Florida 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. The full text of the proposed bill can be reviewed here.
The Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act states that the Legislature of the State of Florida declares that all federal acts, laws, orders, rules, regulations – past, present or future – in violation of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States are not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violate its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and are hereby declared to be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, are specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state.
It declares that no agency of this state, political subdivision of this state, or employee of an agency or political subdivision acting in his or her official capacity, or corporation providing services on behalf of this state or a political subdivision of this state shall enforce any federal act, law, order, rule, or regulation of the federal government of the United States regarding a personal firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition within the limits of this State.
Simply, this proposed legislation re-asserts Florida’s Constitutional Authority of State Sovereignty to declare Federal laws, Executive Orders and UN Treaties that infringe the 2nd Amendment to be Unconstitutional in Florida. Ten states have recently passed similar laws reasserting their State Sovereignty with respect to the 2nd Amendment. We expect this proposed bill to be filed in early January in both the Florida House and Senate.
The purpose of the Rally is to encourage the Florida legislature to take action to protect those rights. Further, as citizens, we want to show our solidarity and support for our inherent Second Amendment rights.
To help raise awareness and garner support for the Act the Self Defense and 2nd Amendment Preservation Rally is scheduled for January 7, 2014 at 12:00 EST, in the Capitol Building Courtyard in Tallahassee, FL.
ABOUT GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA
Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization that was established in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. The organization was founded by Sen. H.L. (Bill) Richardson, who continues to serve as the Chairman of Gun Owners of America, offering his many years of experience in politics to the leadership team of the GOA. The Board of Directors at GOA has over 100 years of combined knowledge and experience on firearms, politics, and legislation. They are considered the “no compromise” gun lobby.
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CITIZEN ALLIANCE
The Florida Citizens Alliance is a decentralized grassroots association of activist leaders, citizens, and interested parties across 32 counties (and growing) in Florida who have come together through the need to protect the Constitutional rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment. This organization is currently exclusively focused on educating others and promoting the Florida Second Amendment Preservation bill and State Sovereignty guaranteed by the 10th Amendment of our US Constitution. This alliance was inspired by the SWFL Citizens’ Alliance, a coalition of citizens and groups in Collier and Lee counties, who unite to advance the ideals and principles of liberty including, but not limited to, individual rights, free markets and limited government through education, outreach and community involvement.