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  1. DATE: May 23, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President Leon County Tax Collector, Doris Maloy, plans to re-open her offices in Leon County on Tuesday, June 1, 2020. The NRA letter referenced in the article below was sent to her on Friday, May 22, 2020. This gives Ms. Maloy 10 days to decide whether or not to willfully and knowingly violate Florida law and our constitutional rights when her offices re-open for business. With so many new gun owners getting training and seeking licenses so they can adequately protect themselves and their families, Ms. Maloy is knowingly standing in the way of law-abiding citizens who are simply trying to follow the law. If you can buy groceries, get a haircut and go to the gym, why on earth is Ms. Maloy refusing to exercise her duty to process applications for Concealed Weapon or Firearm Licenses for law-abiding citizens? NRA warns Leon County Tax Collector about not taking concealed weapon permit applications By James Call USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida Capital Bureau The National Rifle Association has taken up arms against the Leon County Tax Collector’s office plan to reopen offices closed last month by the coronavirus. Tax Collector Doris Maloy has a five-point plan she said enables her to reopen four service centers in the county and offer limited services while practicing social distancing. But in a three-page letter citing the Florida Constitution, executive orders by Gov. Ron DeSantis, and actions by the Legislature, the group’s Tallahassee-based lobbyist warns Maloy that if they want “to avoid further action,” they better change the plan. Maloy triggered the standoff with an email blast last week in which she said when the service centers reopen June 1 they will limit interaction between customers and staff. That includes not processing concealed weapon license applications for first time applicants or conducting driving skills tests. The email prompted NRA Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer, a past president of the national organization, to write Maloy about the suspension, which Hammer said was a refusal to provide an essential constitutional service. And, Hammer told Maloy, she does not have the authority to decide which services she provides citizens: “The Legislature has made clear that as an agent of the state, in your capacity as Leon County Tax Collector, you do not have the discretion over whether or not to accept these applications.”..... CLICK HERE TO KEEP READING THE ARTICLE: https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/poli
  2. DATE: May 24, 2020 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President First time gun buyers, continue to be upset by gun purchase laws that have no impact on criminals but only serve to harass and delay law-abiding people from getting a gun when they need it most. First-Time Gun Buyers Explain How Coronavirus Changed Their Politics By Stephen Gutowski Washington Free Beacon May 23, 2020 https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/first-time-gun-buyers-explain-how-coronavirus-changed-their-politics/ Scott Kane went 38 years without ever touching a gun. That streak would have continued had it not been for the coronavirus. In March, fearful of the harassment his wife and child experienced over their Asian ancestry, Kane found himself in a California gun shop. His March 11 purchase of a 9mm would have been the end of the story, were it not for a political standoff over shutdown orders and background checks. Now Kane, a former supporter of gun-control measures and AR-15 bans, is frustrated by the arduous process that has denied his family a sense of security. The pandemic has made the soft-spoken software engineer an unlikely Second Amendment supporter. "This has taken me, a law-abiding citizen with nary an unpaid parking ticket to my name, over a month," he told the Washington Free Beacon. "Meanwhile Joe Bad Guy has probably purchased several fully automatic AK-47s out of the back of an El Camino in a shady part of town with zero background checks."…READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE: https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/first-time-gun-buyers-explain-how-coronavirus-changed-their-politics/
  3. And after breakfast you hear that sound when you already closed the cupboard & hear something fall... yeah, that’s the sound of someone else’s problem.
  4. BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today said that if state agencies and officials around the country that are responsible for issuing concealed carry licenses or permits are not taking new applications because of the COVID-19 outbreak, they should not arrest people for carrying without a license/permit. “We’ve received reports that some agencies are using the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse for suspending the concealed carry application process,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “The constitution wasn’t put on hold because of the coronavirus.” SAF has been involved in several legal actions across the country stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Two of those cases, which have been favorably resolved, involved gun permit applications. “The right to bear arms,” Gottlieb observed, “translates to the right to carry, and like other rights protected by the Constitution, that right is not limited to the confines of one’s home. Ever since the SAF victory in McDonald v. City of Chicago ten years ago, the Second Amendment has been incorporated to the states via the 14th Amendment. A lot of people apparently have forgotten that, but we haven’t. You cannot suspend a constitutionally guaranteed fundamental right, especially in times of emergency. “The past few months have seen a significant increase in the number of new gun owners,” he noted. “Many, if not most, of those new owners bought firearms for personal protection, and not just in the home. Where state law requires a license or permit to carry concealed in public, issuing agencies cannot be allowed to arbitrarily stop that process, using the coronavirus outbreak as the reason. “If a sheriff’s or police department is not accepting carry license applications,” Gottlieb said, “they should not arrest someone for carrying without a license.”
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