“The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
As ardent supporters of the Second Amendment, you and I know these words are absolutely critical to a free society.
With the primary election season heating up here in Florida, virtually all politicians are claiming they support the Second Amendment.
Yet once safely elected into office, many of the politicians in BOTH parties vote to restrict your freedoms in a “common sense” way.
We saw this in 2018, when 67 NRA “A-Rated” Republicans voted for the largest gun control expansion in state history, and again this year when Senate President Bill Galvano and his colleague Tom Lee pushed for Universal Gun Registration.1
Unless you and I get politicians on record before they get in office and hold them accountable for their votes once they are elected, we will continue to see Republican-sponsored gun control in Tallahassee.
That’s why I sent the Florida Gun Rights Candidate Survey to candidates running for the State Legislature — to get them on the record in support of restoring and defending our gun rights.
Unfortunately, Republican incumbent State Representative Randy Fine in House District 53 refuses to return his Candidate Survey and go on record in support of your gun rights.
This is no surprise since Randy Fine has a history of voting for gun control!2
In 2018, Randy Fine voted to strip military-aged adults of their right to purchase a firearm.
If they are old enough to go fight for our country in the military, they are old enough to purchase a firearm.
Unfortunately, Randy Fine disagrees and sided with Bloomberg-funded gun control lobbyists to strip these American citizens of their rights.
Randy Fine also voted in favor of “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation orders!
Gun confiscation orders are the latest “common sense” solution being pushed by the Gun Control Lobby, and Republicans like Randy Fine are joining them.
“Red Flag” laws allow government agents to confiscate legally-owned firearms from otherwise law-abiding citizens and deny them the right to keep and bear arms, with very little evidence and no crime ever having been committed.
These laws force gun owners to go before a court after the fact to prove they aren’t guilty, effectively turning the American legal system on its head.
Since the time Fine voted for this outrageous gun control, nearly 4,000 petitions have been filed to confiscate guns without due process — with some petitions for gun confiscation being filed against children as young as 8 years old.
But there is also good news for House District 53.
Republican candidate Marcie Adkins returned her Florida Gun Rights Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun!
By returning her survey, Marcie Adkins pledged to support a full repeal of Florida’s due process-shredding “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation laws.
Adkins also pledged to support the repeal of the draconian law forbidding military-aged adults from purchasing long guns.
Finally, Marcie Adkins pledged her support for solid pro-gun Constitutional Carry legislation.
Constitutional Carry simply means that anyone who can legally possess a firearm can carry it openly or concealed without a government permission slip.
Currently, exercising your Second Amendment rights without a Concealed Weapon License (CWL) in Florida is punishable with a felony charge carrying with it up to five years in prison for what is essentially a victimless crime.
To put this in perspective, it is only a misdemeanor to carry without a permit in the gun control haven of California.
But here in Florida, exercising your constitutional right to carry without first going through the bureaucratic rigmarole to obtain a CWL is punished MORE severely than physically assaulting a police officer.
On top of that, the open carry of firearms in Florida is also illegal, putting the “Gunshine State” in league with anti-gun liberal states like California, Illinois, and New York.
There are already 15 states that have Constitutional Carry laws on the books and many of these states are consistently ranked as the safest in the nation — it’s time for Florida to join them.
That’s why Florida Gun Rights is calling on pro-gun Floridians to lobby their candidates now before they get into office.
We must make it clear that we expect our elected officials to not only oppose new gun control measures, but also to go to Tallahassee to be a leader in the fight to repeal the draconian measures already on the books.
Ultimately, when politicians refuse to take a stand in support of the Second Amendment, you can be almost certain that the rest of your constitutional rights aren’t high on their list of priorities either.
That’s why Florida Gun Rights is dedicated to keeping Floridians informed about the true positions of our elected officials and candidates.
With supporters all across the state, we are giving gun owners a loud voice in defense of our rights.
And trust me, the politicians can hear you.
There is no better time to lobby them than when they are seeking your support at election time.
So please contact Randy Fine at (321) 409-2017 and insist he reverse course and start standing for the Second Amendment by returning his Florida Gun Rights Candidate Survey!
Then contact Marcie Adkins at (321) 701-4501 and thank her for returning her Florida Gun Rights Candidate Survey and urge her to continue standing firm for your right to keep and bear arms.
With our rights at stake, now is the time to take action!
Florida Gun Rights
P.S. The August 18th primary election is just around the corner, and now is the best time to lobby your candidates.
Unfortunately, incumbent State Rep. Randy Fine has a record of voting for gun control and refuses to return his Florida Gun Rights Candidate Survey.
Please contact Randy Fine at (321) 409-2017 and insist he reverse his anti-gun stances and start supporting the Second Amendment!
But there is also good news for House District 53. Republican candidate Marcie Adkins returned her Florida Gun Rights Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun.
Please contact Marcie Adkins at (321) 701-4501 and urge her to continue standing firm for your right to keep and bear arms.
1 = Senate Bill 7028, 2020.
2 = Senate Bill 7026, 2018.