Just a few days ago, Florida State Representative Dane Eagle (R-Cape Coral) introduced the Second Amendment Preservation Act, House Bill 733.

The provisions of H.B. 733 are simple and easy to understand.  Florida officials would be barred from enforcing federal gun control laws and would be fired if they did.

Whatever the intent of the 1968 Gun Control Act, it has become a monstrosity. It has been used to strip more than 150,000 veterans of their constitutional rights without due process. 

The ATF is now using annual inspections to Xerox 4473’s and compile a national gun registry.

And the Obama administration is now setting the stage for using medical information to strip tens of millions of Americans of their constitutional rights -- again, with no due process.  This includes individuals with ADHD and PTSD -- plus those with common anxiety disorders or Alzheimer’s.  And while no one has been able to identify any "danger of gun violence" posed by people with Alzheimer's, many of them do have very large and valuable gun collections which they would like to pass on to their children.

Unfortunately, like prisoners who have come to identify with their captors -- called the “Stockholm Syndrome” -- a few gun owners have become addicted to federal infringements.

A few observations:

1) Under the Supreme Court’s Printz decision, Florida has no obligation to be a regulatory lap dog for Barrack Obama.

2) Even without Federal Law, Florida has more than enough laws regulating firearms ownership.

3) Contrary to promises, the Brady Law hasn't worked particularly well, producing "false negatives" in roughly 95% of all denials.  Brady also hasn't stopped calls for more gun control.

And, like it or not, the Brady Law can be implemented directly by gun dealers, without the state's participation.  This is crucial because some have expressed concern that a bill like this -- which prevents the “enforcement” of federal law -- would stop individuals from buying firearms through gun dealers.  But this ignores the fact that, under the Brady Law, gun dealers can be authorized to contact the feds directly.

To those who have become addicted to having their constitutional rights taken away, we would say this: “You will get used to freedom, and you will really like it.”

ACTION: Contact your State Representative. Urge him to co-sponsor and support House Bill 733.

HOW TO CONTACT-WRITE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES:

1. Go to http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx and type in your street name and city.

2. Click on the “Full Detail” banner under the picture of your state representative.

3. Click on the “Email Representative” banner.

4. Once you are at your legislator’s webmail site, you can fill in your name and address, and then copy-n-paste the letter below.

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

Dear Representative:

Please cosponsor and support the Second Amendment Preservation Act (H.B. 733).

The provisions of this bill are simple and easy to understand.  Florida officials would be barred from enforcing federal gun control laws and would be fired if they did.

Whatever the intent of the 1968 Gun Control Act, it has become a monstrosity. It has been used to strip more than 150,000 veterans of their constitutional rights without due process.

The ATF is now using annual inspections to Xerox 4473’s and compile a national gun registry.

And the Obama administration is now setting the stage for using medical information to strip tens of millions of Americans of their constitutional rights -- again, with no due process.  This includes individuals with ADHD and PTSD -- plus those with common anxiety disorders or Alzheimer’s.  And while no one has been able to identify any "danger of gun violence" posed by people with Alzheimer's, many of them do have very large and valuable gun collections which they would like to pass on to their children.

Unfortunately, like prisoners who have come to identify with their captors -- called the “Stockholm Syndrome” -- a few gun owners have become addicted to federal infringements.

A few observations:

1) Under the Supreme Court’s Printz decision, Florida has no obligation to be a regulatory lap dog for Barrack Obama.

2) Even without Federal Law, Florida has more than enough laws regulating firearms ownership.

3) Contrary to promises, the Brady Law hasn't worked particularly well, producing "false negatives" in roughly 95% of all denials.  Brady also hasn't stopped calls for more gun control.

And, like it or not, the Brady Law can be implemented directly by gun dealers, without the state's participation.  This is crucial because some have expressed concern that a bill like this -- which prevents the “enforcement” of federal law -- would stop individuals from buying firearms through gun dealers.  But this ignores the fact that, under the Brady Law, gun dealers can be authorized to contact the feds directly.

Already, Kansas and Alaska have enacted Second Amendment Preservation Acts.  I would like Florida to follow suit.

Please cosponsor and support H.B. 733.

Sincerely,