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Friday, February 16, 2018

Florida legislature postponed a scheduled vote today (Friday) to weaken the state's gun background-check laws. The proposed law change comes barely 24 hours after a teenager carried an AR-15 rifle into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, killing 17 students and teachers. "The provision is simply one bill among a smattering of insane pro-gun laws filtering through the Florida Legislature -- including bills that would let gun owners carry firearms into churches and schools," according to the Miami New Times.


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Friday's postponed proposal would have allowed someone with an incomplete background check to still be issued a concealed carry permit. The change was being backed by Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican candidate for governor, who also announced last year that he is "a proud #NRASellout!"

Thoughts and prayers sent in advance, no doubt. -- OldWhiskeySour.


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An update from the cited article:

...Update: After this story was published, Florida Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam postponed his proposed change in gun-licensing rules....

A change no doubt to the light of public knowledge shining down upon his lunacy.

Much akin to the Arizona Monitor disappearing once a light was cast upon its presence and activities.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-16 04:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Gotta wait until things cool down a bit and no one is looking THEN they can weaken the background-check laws.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-16 06:37 PM | Reply

Gotta wait until things cool down a bit and no one is looking..

So next Thursday then?

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-02-16 06:57 PM | Reply

Republican thinking facilitates much of the school shootings so prevalent in this country. Children pay the price, just like our unnecessary wars.

#4 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-16 07:56 PM | Reply

From the cited article:

...As Tallahassee reporter Steve Bousquet initially noted at the beginning of the month, state Republicans have snuck a startling proposal into the bottom of a 98-page agricultural appropriations bill, SB 740, that would force the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to grant a concealed-carry permit within 90 days of filing -- even if the applicant's background check has not yet been completed....

So the Florida Republicans are taking a cue from Pres Trump's White House ... if the security clearances are "in process" then treat them as if they have already been completed with a positive outcome, regardless of the potential consequences.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-02-16 08:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

All of the funerals for the 17 killed in Parkland must be completed before the Florida Legislature goes back to work for the NRA.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-02-17 07:55 AM | Reply

Oh Good Grief!

Now Gov. Scott is NEVER going to get a job in the Trump administration.

So close, so close (snif)

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-17 08:43 AM | Reply

Gotta wait until things cool down a bit and no one is looking..

So next Thursday then?

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-02-16 06:57 PM | Reply

Let's not get crazy and upset the -----------, so Monday will do.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2018-02-17 10:21 AM | Reply

Can we go ahead and call the NRA (National RUSSIA Association) what they really are. A rightwing domestic terrorist group.

#9 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-02-17 09:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Postpone that $#!+ 6-ft into the ground.

#10 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-02-18 10:18 AM | Reply

Meanwhile TSA is taking everyone's carry on apart.

#11 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-02-19 07:29 AM | Reply

Laws like this are akin to setting the sights before crossing the ocean.

One small adjustment,and you end up in an entirely different place.

Which way do you want to go? Easing gun restrictions, or tightening them? Every vote turns the sight, no matter how small.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-02-19 07:35 AM | Reply

As an owner, I'd be fine with non-automatic type weapons to satisfy the 2nd amendment (revolvers and any caliber bolt action rifles and certain semi-auto rimfire. 22s with max ten round mags that are non detachable also pumps or single shot shotguns).

If you want an AR 15 or something bigger and semi auto, then additional background checks should be required, including a mental health check.

It won't be 100% effective but then at this stage, nothing is going to be. The hope is to curb the idjits to some degree from being able to spray a school.

No solution will satisfy either party, but I don't see how making them all illegal is all that plausible either.

As I said, as an owner, I'd be OK with that.

#13 | Posted by Lohocla at 2018-02-19 10:27 AM | Reply

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