As Gun Owners of America’s Florida State Director, I am asking for your help!
Florida’s legislative session has less than two weeks before it ends and House Bill 103 (Constitutional Carry) dies in committee!
Email Governor Ron DeSantis – at GovernorRon.Desantis@eog.myflorida.com – and/or call him at 850-717-9337. Please encourage him to not sit idly by while a Florida lawmaker’s office trashes the petitions of Floridians who were exercising their First Amendment rights to protect their Second Amendment.
Tell him he needs to publicly inform the legislature that he wants Constitutional Carry on his desk. And please encourage him to denounce the actions of Rep. Brannan’s office as they are the antithesis of freedom and simply will not be tolerated.
So, what happened you ask?
On February 22, GOA took part in a Constitutional Carry Rally at the Florida State Capitol and afterwards went to deliver Constitutional Carry petitions. That were collected across the state.
These petitions were to be delivered to State Representative Chuck Brannan III (R-FL). He’s the chairman of the Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee, the committee where House Bill 103 (Constitutional Carry) is currently stuck.
We presented the petitions to Rep. Brannan’s Legislative Aide, Staz Guntek. Mr. Guntek told us to leave them on his desk. We did but returned twenty minutes later and upon our arrival…
WE FOUND THEM IN THE TRASH!
You can see exactly what happened in Legally Armed America’s video of the event.
Governor DeSantis is the political figurehead of the entire Republican establishment in Florida. If he tells the Legislature to jump, they ask how high.
I need you to email and call Governor DeSantis to tell him that this is unacceptable. Florida has a REPUBLICAN SUPERMAJORITY, and it is a Republican legislator who is blocking Constitutional Carry.
If Governor DeSantis claims Florida is one of the freest states in the nation, then he needs to publicly support Constitutional Carry and defend Floridians’ First Amendment rights.
Collectively, we as gun owners across the state need to send a loud message to our lawmakers in Tallahassee.