Petition to Protect the Firearms Rights of Florida Residents
The right of individuals to keep and bear arms is guaranteed under both the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and s. 8, Art. I of the State Constitution.
The Federal Government has introduced legislation to restrict or eliminate the ownership of numerous existing lawful firearms.
Title XLVI Chapter 790.335 reads; “No state governmental agency or local government, special district, or other political subdivision or official, agent, or employee of such state or other governmental entity or any other person, public or private, shall knowingly and willfully keep or cause to be kept any list, record, or registry of privately owned firearms or any list, record, or registry of the owners of those firearms.”.
The United States Congress has introduced legislation that would require the registration of lawful owners of lawful firearms and outlaw sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of standard capacity magazines for some firearms.
The Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to the states and their citizens all powers not granted to the Federal Government elsewhere in the constitution and reserves to the State of Florida and its citizens certain powers as they were understood at the time that Florida was admitted to statehood in 1845. The guaranty of those powers is a matter of contract between the State of Florida and the citizens thereof and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Florida and the United States in 1845.
The Undersigned command the Florida Legislature and the Attorney General of Florida to the following:
1.) Amend Title XLVI Chapter 790.335 of the Florida Statutes to specifically prohibit the Federal Government from creating and keeping any list, record, or registry of privately owned firearms or any list, record, or registry of the owners of those firearms.
2.) Provide penalties for any Federal employee or agent from doing the same or any state governmental agency or local government, special district, or other political subdivision or official, agent, or employee of such state or other governmental entity or any other person, public or private, knowingly and willfully assisting the Federal Government in doing so.
3.) Revise and pass HB 21 – 2010 790.34 Florida Firearms Freedom Act.
4.) Draft and convey a resolution to the United States Congress, the Attorney General of the United States and the Office of the President of the United States that under the Tenth Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights, Florida will not allow the enforcement of any Federal legislation further restricting the ownership of firearms or the registration of firearms or their owners.
This petition closed almost 3 years ago
Gun rights are human rights and must be defended as such. The Florida Constitution has provisions that prohibit anyone from keeping records of firearm purchases for privacy and security reasons....
Gun rights are human rights and must be defended as such. The Florida Constitution has provisions that prohibit anyone from keeping records of firearm purchases for privacy and security reasons. These provisions need to be broadened to include penalties for Federal agents who may try to unlawfully keep records that could be used to take away the rights of law abiding citizens.
Another overreaching step the Federal government is trying to take is banning certain high capacity magazines from public use. This causes a dangerous situation as it is well known how black markets thrive on prohibition and such items always end up in the hands of criminals. Banning citizens from using these magazines to protect themselves will create an unequal distribution of force that is tilted in the favor of law breakers.
Don't let the Feds tread on your right to keep and bear arms. We need to join together to fight back from those who would use records of gun sales and the banning of magazines for nefarious purposes.