Re-printed without permission from Facebook:
Thanks to some of my fellow activists who are putting boots on the ground in Tallahassee and trying to stop this monstrosity of a gun control bill (SB 7026) they are trying to pass in Florida, here are a couple things about the bill as it stands right now, that I did not previously know:
1. If this bill passes as it reads now, police officers that are called to your house for any reason (keep in mind any person can call the police and claim anything they want about you) can call a judge and get permission to come into your house and seize your weapons without a hearing.
2. The police officer has the right to make the judgment call on whether or not you are a danger to yourself or others in regards to seizing your weapons.
3. If you are a ROOMMATE of someone who is deemed a danger of any sort, they can also take your weapons too since you live in the same house.
There is no due process. President Trump may be okay with no due process, but I’M NOT. And neither is anyone else I know who actually gives a shit about the Constitution and the natural rights of citizens protected by the Constitution.
Do you trust police officers to use appropriate discretion? How many police officers have you heard about in the last few years who have behaved completely inappropriately, resulting in loss of life and tragedy? Do you trust them to not use this law against minorities or people they don’t like, given the accusations of racism and discrimination against many officers?
I, for one, am NOT comfortable with the idea that someone who doesn’t like me can make a fraudulent call that may ultimately result in a cop busting in my door and using force to disarm me and anyone who lives with me. It is wrong, and politicians who want to control us are foaming at the mouth to pass it.
Even laws in place now that allow government to detain you (Baker Act, etc) have more checks and balances in place to make sure innocent’s rights are not violated. This is on top of the ridiculousness of not allowing ADULTS aged 18-20 own firearms.
The same adults that are considered mature and able-bodied enough to join the military and fight wars, can enter into contracts, take on crippling debt, etc. If you don’t want to end up like the disarmed populace of every single enslaved society in the human history, please help us oppose this and any other legislation raping the Second Amendment. I personally encourage ALL leaders in the LPF to put out a statement condemning bill SB 7026.
-Brandi Hicks, LPF Secretary