You may have heard of the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act, which will hopefully be considered by during the legislative session in January.

You may also have heard that at least one prominent figure purporting to speak on behalf of gun owners is bad-mouthing that legislation.

So what are the facts?

Section 2A of the bill prohibits any federal action “in violation of the 2nd Amendment.”

So, for this statute to apply, a federal bureaucrat would have to actually VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.

Why is this so difficult for the anti-gunners to swallow?  Consider just some of the penalties our country already imposes:

* If a federal official unconstitutionally discriminates against a member of a minority on the basis of race, that official is liable under both federal and state law.

* Similarly, if a federal law enforcement official beats up a suspect in a back alley, in violation of his Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendment rights, that official can be prosecuted under both federal and state law.

So why is the Second Amendment any different?

We suspect that the difference is that the “bleeding hearts” who push for vigorous expansion of most of the Bill of Rights would like the Second Amendment to “just go away.”

But, says one prominent “pro-gun” opponent, the “crazy” Ninth Circuit (our characterization) has held similar legislation to be unconstitutional.

In the first place, the Ninth Circuit consists of a bunch of liberal loons who don’t think the Second Amendment should even exist. In the second place, the Ninth Circuit opinion has no effect in Florida.

How odd, however, that people supposedly supportive of the Second Amendment would hold its liberal opinion up as dispositive.

ACTION: Contact your state legislators. Ask them to support the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act.

HOW TO CONTACT-WRITE YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS:

Proceed to http://cqrcengage.com/gunowners

Enter your zip code in the box provided under “Find Your Elected Officials” on the lower right.  (Preferably, you should enter your nine-digit zip code to get the best answer.)

Scroll down and click on the on the name of the desired state representative and senator.

Click on your legislator’s website, which will be found under his or her name (upper left)

Find and click on the legislator’s email address or webform.

Take the pre-written letter below and cut-n-paste this into the email or webform.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear

You may have heard of the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act, which will hopefully be considered by during the legislative session in January.

You may also have heard that at least one prominent figure purporting to speak on behalf of gun owners is bad-mouthing that legislation.

So what are the facts?

Section 2A of the bill prohibits any federal action “in violation of the 2nd Amendment.”

So, for this statute to apply, a federal bureaucrat would have to actually VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTION.

Why is this so difficult for the anti-gunners to swallow?  Consider just some of the penalties our country already imposes:

* If a federal official unconstitutionally discriminates against a member of a minority on the basis of race, that official is liable under both federal and state law.

* Similarly, if a federal law enforcement official beats up a suspect in a back alley, in violation of his Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eighth Amendment rights, that official can be prosecuted under both federal and state law.

So why is the Second Amendment any different?

We suspect that the difference is that the “bleeding hearts” who push for vigorous expansion of most of the Bill of Rights would like the Second Amendment to “just go away.”

But, says one prominent “pro-gun” opponent, the “crazy” Ninth Circuit (our characterization) has held similar legislation to be unconstitutional.

In the first place, the Ninth Circuit consists of a bunch of liberal loons who don’t think the Second Amendment should even exist. In the second place, the Ninth Circuit opinion has no effect in Florida.

How odd, however, that people supposedly supportive of the Second Amendment would hold its liberal opinion up as dispositive.

The bottom line: True Second Amendment supporters support the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act. Please join us in doing so.