Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Florida Alert! Moms Demand Action Publicly Criticized for INACCURATE Testimony

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

DATE:
March 13, 2019
TO:     USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
  USF Executive Director
  NRA Past President

 

On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, two bills supported by NRA & USF were heard and overwhelmingly passed in the House Criminal Justice Committee. 

HB-403 Property & Guns Rights of Churches by Rep. Erin Grall (R) is a bill to restore the private property rights of religious institutions.  It restores the right of churches to allow the licensed carrying of firearms on church property for safety and security of church members and guests.  The bill passed the House Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 12-2 

HB-6005 Guns/Vehicles in Parking Lots of Schools by Rep Cord Byrd (R) Stops School Districts from overriding the law and the Constitution and restores the right of adults to have guns securely stored in their cars in school parking lots.  This bill passed by a vote of 10-3 

Ms. Shannon Guse, speaking on behalf of Moms Demand Action, made patently false statements in her testimony about HB-403.  But she didn't get away with it.  Democrat Ranking Committee Member, Rep. Michael Grieco, called her out  in front of the Committee for her inaccurate testimony. 

Rep. Michael Grieco told Shannon Guse, "I have concerns when there are statements made that are just blatantly inaccurate."  He also said statements about guns going into jails and prisons are completely inaccurate... that's not what's happening ma'am.  I have worked with you folks for several years now, I'm with you, but when you come in here, you've got to be accurate."   

Prior to Rep. Greico's reprimand of Moms Demand Action's Shannon Guse, Rep. Byron Donalds (R) told Committee Members that the intent of the bill is clear and "the other thing that's clear, given the public testimony [of opponents], is that I'm not sure if they actually read the bill." 

This is certainly not the first time speakers on behalf Moms Demand Action have given inaccurate testimony, but it is the first time Committee members (both Democrat and Republican) have taken them to task for inaccurate testimony. 

Rep. Michael Greico (D) and Rep. Byron Donalds (R) are to be commended for insisting on accuracy. 

You can watch the hearing on both bills by clicking on the link below to The Florida Channel's video of the hearing.  

https://thefloridachannel.org/videos/3-12-19-house-criminal-justice-subcommittee/ 

The beginning of testimony on HB-403 starts at 50 minutes into the hearing. Move the time button at the bottom of video to 50 minutes.  HB-6005 testimony immediately follows HB-403. 

ROLL CALL VOTES on HB-403:  FOR:  Reps. James Bush (D), Byron Donalds (R), Dane Eagle (R),  Juan Fernandez-Barquin (R), Heather Fitzenhagen (R), James Grant (R), Michael Grieco (D), Stan McClain (R), Spencer Roach (R),  William Robinson (R), Anthony Sabatini  (R), David Santiago (R), AGAINST: Reps.Michael Gottlieb (D), Adam Hattersley (D). 

ROLL CALL VOTES on HB-6005:  FOR:  Byron Donalds (R), Dane Eagle (R),  Juan Fernandez-Barquin (R), Heather Fitzenhagen (R), James Grant (R), Stan McClain (R), Spencer Roach (R),  William Robinson (R), Anthony Sabatini  (R), David Santiago (R), AGAINST: Reps. James Bush (D), Reps.Michael Gottlieb (D),  Adam Hattersley (D).

 

 

TRENDING NOW
Dick’s Spends Big on Gun-Chopping, Virtue-Signaling Bonanza (But It Will Still Sell You a Firearm)

News  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Dick’s Spends Big on Gun-Chopping, Virtue-Signaling Bonanza (But It Will Still Sell You a Firearm)

Ed Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, wants you to know he’s committed to keeping AR-15s “off the street.” But he’s also committed (for the time being) to selling other types of firearms.

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Monday, October 14, 2019

California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bill Signed into Law

Prior to the October 13 deadline, Governor Newsom signed the final anti-gun and anti-hunting bills, AB 1254 and SB 172 into law.  

California: Governor Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills into Law

Friday, October 11, 2019

California: Governor Newsom Signs Anti-Gun Bills into Law

Earlier today, Governor Newsom signed the seven anti-gun bills listed below into law.  

Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again

News  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Number of Concealed Carry Permit Holders Increased Again

Last week, economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center released “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States: 2019,” his annual report on the number of concealed carry permit holders in the U.S.

Kamala Harris and Her Perplexing Anti-Gun Ideas

News  

Friday, August 2, 2019

Kamala Harris and Her Perplexing Anti-Gun Ideas

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), one of the two-dozen Democrat presidential hopefuls vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, has been promoting her anti-gun platform for many months. This isn’t really news, as ...

Illinois: Task Force May Ponder More Gun Control

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Illinois: Task Force May Ponder More Gun Control

The Illinois House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force is scheduled to meet on October 16, 2019. The task force could potentially make policy recommendations with various gun control schemes. %MCEPASTEBIN%

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

Virginia’s Anti-gun Politicians Put Politics Before Fighting Gun Crime

News  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Virginia’s Anti-gun Politicians Put Politics Before Fighting Gun Crime

Virginia’s anti-gun politicians are serious about attacking law-abiding gun owners, but are indifferent about actual gun crime. As highlighted in a recent report in the Washington Free Beacon by Stephen Gutowski, the Virginia Department of Justice Services ...

Member Spotlight: Meet the Police Officer Who Told Congress She ‘Would Not Comply' with a Gun Ban

News  

Friday, October 4, 2019

Member Spotlight: Meet the Police Officer Who Told Congress She ‘Would Not Comply' with a Gun Ban

Last week, a retired Tulsa, Oklahoma law enforcement officer testified in a Congressional hearing that she “would not comply” if Congress passes a ban on firearms. Her bold assertion earned her national media attention and ...

Grassroots Spotlight: NRA-ILA Fighting the Bloomberg Money In Virginia 2019 Elections

News  

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Grassroots Spotlight: NRA-ILA Fighting the Bloomberg Money In Virginia 2019 Elections

The Nov. 5th election may be the most consequential ever for our Second Amendment rights in the Commonwealth. That’s because every seat in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate is up for grabs and gun control ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.