I listened to you on Bill Mick’s radio show on the other morning. I was so incensed I couldn’t even stay on the line to speak to you. You FAILED us. You FAILED the law-abiding people of Florida. And when you commented on Our Founding Fathers, I almost threw up in my mouth a little.
Even though you said that NONE of the gun control provisions would do ANYTHING to prevent any further shootings, you voted for them anyway. You offered reasons why you did…er, more like piss-poor excuses for your cowardliness.
You said…”Even if I had voted against it, it wouldn’t matter because there were enough votes to pass anyway..”
So, you voted to..” go along to get along” and was MORE concerned with you Political career than your Constitutional ethics. Our Founding Fathers went against the strong opinions of many of their countrymen to do what was right. It cost many their livelihoods, businesses, families and, even their very lives to make our nation free. Please don’t draw a comparison to yourself.
Then you said you voted for the legislation because of the other parts that were good and needed. I agree about there being some great ideas in the Bill. You and the other “republicans,” should’ve voted NO. Separated the gun issue from the rest. Gone to a special session to resolve the rest.
Then you told the People to commit a felony. You Did! In referencing a hypothetical 20 female who needs a gun for protection could have a family member buy it for her. The paperwork you fill out to purchase a gun clearly asks if the Person buying the gun for themselves and not another person. “IF,” they answer “no,” then the sale will not occur. If they answer “yes” and hand over the gun to a Prohibited person, they have committed a Felony. In your hypothetical, Dad/Mom is now (because of YOUR vote) buying a gun for the express purpose of providing that gun to a PROHIBITED person whom themselves cannot Legally purchase that or any gun because of their age! This is a straw purchase. ***FELONY***
Then you made the comment about “the first time” you buy a gun there is a 3 day wait! No. No, it’s not! It’s a THREE Day Wait EACH and every time you purchase a gun unless you have a CCW or hunting license.
It was as amusing as it was sad to listen to you sweat and try to explain your betrayal to your constituents. You Failed us, worse yet, You failed the Constitution!
You didn’t have the backbone to vote your conscious and take a Constitutional stand. Unlike Our Forefathers, you wouldn’t have lost your life, just a few votes.
Congratulations on obtaining your Political Whore Merit Badge.