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Leon County Commission to Vote on “Gun Show Loop-Hole”

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 April 03, 2018,  Neo

The Leon County Commission will hold only ONE (1) public hearing before voting on adoption of a county gun control ordinance.

The ordinance will impose a 5-day waiting period on ALL FIREARMS and mandate a background check on ALL firearms purchases when any part of the transaction is conducted on property to which the public has the right of access, which is almost EVERYWHERE-including gun shows, flea markets, firearm exhibitions and garage and estate sales. They even mention undercover operations. 


Here is an excerpt from the Tallahassee Democrat webpage.

Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley first proposed such an ordinance in 2013, though she withdrew it amid staunch opposition from the NRA and others. 

She brought it back up last month after the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 people dead.

Local governments in Florida have little authority to enact their own gun control ordinances because of a bill passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011 (Florida statute 790.33). However, a constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1998 allows counties to require criminal background checks and waiting periods for any firearm sales. Background checks for private gun sales by unlicensed dealers are not required by state or federal law.

“I wish that the counties had more authority,” Lindley said. “I would like to be able to see Leon County ban assault weapons. I realize this is symbolic in large part, but it’s also practical. And it is something that in our community we can do and I feel we need to do.”  

Link to the full story at the Tallahassee Democrat (part of USA Today Network) below:

Email or call Commissioners:,,,,,,,

Chairman, Nick Maddox – 850.606.5367
V-Chairman Jimbo Jackson – 850.606.5362
Bill Proctor – 850.606.5361
John Dailey – 850.606.5363
Bryan Desloge – 850.606.5364
Kristin Dozier – 850.606.5365
Mary Ann Lindley – 850.606.5369


   Despite any misguided well intentions, there are a few facts that need to be addressed:

  • Over 98% of mass shootings happen in gun-free zones where legislators have forced, by threat of prosecution, the American people to be disarmed and who have taken away their citizenry’s abilities to defend themselves, their families, children, and their communities from lethal force attacks.
  • The death toll on February 14th, 2018 could have been zero or minimized had (any):
    • The Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel and the FBI taken appropriate action on the numerous reports concerning the shooter.
    • The Broward County Sheriff office school resource officer went in to confront the shooter rather than standing down as the body count rose.
    • State lawmakers had not created a Government enforced kill zone where defenseless Americans, contrary to their constitutionally protected rights, had no ability to defend themselves and their fellow Americans, including children.
  • Rather than Government working within the confines of the law (the United States Constitution) to help solve this very important issue, or taking a hard look at their responsibility for their own failed policies and performance, many are doubling down on these failed policies and laws by attempting to further “infringe” and impose even more laws and restrictions that further handcuff the American people.
  • Government cannot be everywhere all of the time. When seconds count, law enforcement is minute’s away. And, as we saw in Parkland, they often take up a tactical position as the body count continues to rise. In any deadly force situation, the person most able to stop the threat immediately before precious life is lost, is the person present at that moment.
  • Lastly, since we are speaking of law, it is incredibly important to mention that:
    • All elected officials, according to Article VI of the United States Constitution, must swear an Oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. This support of the “supreme law of the land” is not contingent on emotion, political agenda, feelings, or even public outcry… it’s a matter of static law.
    • Article VI of the United States Constitution reads in part:
      • This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof;… shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding. The Senators and Representatives… and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers… shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution;
    • Part of that Constitutional supreme law of the land is the 2nd The 2nd Amendment, which states in part:
      • …being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people (not the militia, the people) to keep (own and possess) and bear (carry) Arms, shall not be infringed.
    • Further, it appears that 18 U.S. Code § 241 – “Conspiracy against rights” may be applicable concerning any law, person or body that restricts Constitutional rights, especially when such law results in death. It reads in part:
      • If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same;… They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death. 

   In light of the supreme law, one could easily conclude that lawmakers are breaking the law, as well as their sworn oath to it, and as a result, people are losing their lives due to the inability to defend themselves and their fellow Americans.

   The right to self-defense by the best means available is not a right given by the United States Constitution or any Government, it is a natural God given right “protected” (from governments) by the Constitution. We believe the wording is crystal clear, “shall not be infringed”.

   It is our contention that:

   Lawmakers, despite possible good intentions, are creating unlawful laws that “handcuff” the American people (metaphorically and literally) from defending themselves, their fellow Americans, and our children.

   For whatever reason (emotion, public out-cry, agenda, ignorance), law makers seems more than willing to break the law under the guise of protecting American life, when in fact, they put Americans in grave danger by these very laws. Not only in danger for their lives, but also in danger of losing their Constitutional liberties should an American break these statutes. This not only applies to the Coral Gables situation, but gun laws in the United States as a whole.

   Gun free zones are not only unlawful and unconstitutional; they create soft targets and a “fish in a barrel” situation for any American who must go into one.

   When government start obeying the law they swore to uphold, despite their agenda’s, feelings, or dreams of utopia, and stop infringing on the American people Constitutional liberties, the body counts will massively decrease. An armed society is a polite society. And let’s not forget, it’s the law.

   Lastly, not many want to talk about it, it’s uncomfortable, and everyone hopes it never goes there, but concerning the ArmaLite Rifle model #15 (AR-15) and other, as Dianne Feinstein loves to call them, “weapons of war”, let us remember the primary reason the second amendment was added to the law. It wasn’t necessarily for self-defense, hunting, target practice or sport, it was because our Founders had just fought a bloody war against a government that had become tyrannical and then attempted to disarm the citizenry. They wanted to ensure that “the people” were always as equally and effectively armed as any government in order to ensure “a free state”. A foolish society says “it can never happen to me”. An intelligent and wise society says “we” shall ensure that it doesn’t.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

Benjamin Franklin

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