DEFEND FLORIDA ALERTS: Biden Overreach and Concealed Carry in the Sunshine State

Caroline Wetherington – DefendFlorida!

Florida Alert #1 – The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee Added Concealed Carry to the Committee Agenda.

Concealed Carry Bill is Being Publicly Heard on Feb. 1, 2021. 

That means you can voice your approval at the hearing! The Chair of the Judiciary Committee has added Senate Bill 498 (Concealed Carry at Religious Institutions) to the committee’s agenda for Monday. What does this mean? It means that this bill will take its first step to be voted on. The public is allowed comment and show their support for this bill. As a Second Amendment Activist,

ACTION: Please complete a Committee Appearance Form. We need citizens to speak up! Without this, you cannot speak before the committee.

Show up on Feb.1, 2021 Due to COVID-19, the hearing will be at Room A3 of FSU’s Donald L. Tucker Civic Center

505 Pensacola Street,
Tallahassee, FL 32301. Room A3

The hearing starts at 2:30pm.

Remember folks, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Be loud, be proud, and be ACTIVE. 

Please arrive at the Civic Center early. With the way the Senate functions, being early is on time and being on time is late. Why? Because if you don’t turn in your Committee Appearance Form prior to the start of the hearing, you will not be allowed to speak. Time is always rationed to speakers, so have a concise and orderly plan of action. Have your speaking points organized and ready to go. Remember, be polite but firm on your stance. Your talking points should be based on the following:

Some talking points:

  1. Floridians have the right to practice their religious beliefs and be able to defend those beliefs. Just because a religious institution also has a school on its property, shouldn’t bar you from legally protecting yourself.
  2. The best solution is to amend this bill so it just outright repeals all the Gun Free Zones currently listed under State Statute. 790.06 (12)(a).
  3. As tragically proven by the shootings at the Pittsburgh Synagogue and the Sutherland Springs Church in Texas, criminals will attack good people in places of worship. No law that forbids concealed carry at these locations stops criminals from committing violence against honest people; and anyone who thinks it will is either lying or delusional.

If you are unable to attend you still have a voice…

ACTION: PLEASE IMMEDIATELY EMAIL THESE SENATORS! URGE THEM TO VOTE YES ON SB-498In the subject line put:  Vote YES on SB-498 Safety of Churches! (Block and Copy All email addresses into the “Send To” box)

brandes.jeff@flsenate.gov,
baxley.dennis.web@flsenate.gov,
boyd.jim.web@flsenate.gov,
bradley.jennifer@flsenate.gov,
broxson.doug@flsenate.gov,
mayfield.debbie@flsenate.gov,
rodrigues.ray.web@flsenate.gov,

ASK them to PLEASE vote YES on SB-498 Safety of Churches,


Florida Alert #2 – 6 State Attorneys General Warn Biden Over Potential Presidential Overreach.

The letter, signed by six attorneys general (AGs), puts the Biden administration on notice that any actions that might exceed their statutory authority, are inconsistent with constitutional tenets, or place civil liberties at risk could trigger legal action by the states. “We stand ready to meet with your administration to discuss more how the issues below affect our States; litigation is never first option, and we would like to help your team in its important job on behalf of all Americans, consistent with the Constitution and the rule of law,” West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey, who is leading the group, wrote in the letter addressed to the White House (pdf).“Yet if you sign unconstitutional laws passed by Congress, it will be our responsibility and duty to challenge those laws in court. If cabinet officials, executive officers, and agencies go beyond the bounds of their statutory authority, fail to follow legally required procedures, or fall short of the bedrock Administrative Procedure Act obligation of reasoned decision making, it will likewise be our responsibility to take action.”

ACTION: We are asking you to email Florida’s Attorney General, Ashley Moody. We would like Florida to join in the fight to stop Biden and D.C from overreach. You can click on the PDF link above and attach the link in the email.

Example Email: (COPY, PASTE, ADJUST TO YOUR OWN PREFERENCE)

Dan.Olson@myfloridalegal.com

Dear Ashley Moody, Florida Attorney General,

I ask you to join the the fight with Patrick Morrisey, West Virginia Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General, Todd Rokita Indiana Attorney General, Lynn Fitch, Mississippi Attorney General, Austin Knudsen Montana Attorney General and Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General by adding Florida to the letter sent to the White House. This letter is regarding the roles State Attorneys Generals represent in defending its citizens and their rights per each States Constitution. Again we would like you to join these states in reminding the Federal Government that they have limited power and that Biden himself also has limited power over the State.

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