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Florida Democrats Did an Awesome Election Favor for Republicans

August 20, 2018 - 6:00am

The anti-Second Amendment, Democratic politicians who demanded the Legislature vote on calling a special session to repeal Florida's Stand Your Ground self-defense law either unwittingly or intentionally provided a great service to Republican incumbent legislators.   

Republican incumbents who previously had NRA ratings of A or A+ and voted in favor of Senate Bill 7026, the so-called "school safety" bill that contained gun control provisions, had their ratings dropped to a "C." 

The vote on the special session was essentially a vote on the repeal of the Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground law.  

Therefore, Republican incumbents who voted against calling a special session are eligible for a grade increase up to a "B-."

As voters are heading to the polls in the primary, they can be confident in the knowledge that they know exactly where their elected officials stand on the important constitutional right of self-defense. Primary grades were changed immediately.

When the grades have been posted for the General Election, incumbents will have been re-graded to reflect the vote on the call for a special session.

Democrats gave an incredible gift to Republicans by providing the opportunity for a self-defense vote right before the election.

Marion Hammer, executive director of United Sportsmen of Florida (USF), is past president of the National Rifle Association and a longtime lobbyist for the Second Amendment organization in Florida. She wrote and distributed this letter during the weekend to USF and NRA members and friends.

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And ... the Republicans did an awesome favor for the Democrats by electing Trump! The elections of 2018 and 2020 will prove the point.

Some of your Democrat friends Also voted for Trump! Tell them Thanks!

You're one of the "morons" I was referring too "Ted Kruze" !

whatever fat boy, cruise back to NY and get a job porch pirate... You need something besides trailer park monitor...

Don't need a job,...own a corporation. (Don't bother applying "pasture fart"...Stupidity doesn't work here..!)

"2nd Amendment" REVISORS and/or ABOLISHERS are "flat out WRONG" as "WORLD HISTORY" has shown for over the two centuries America has been in existence, while the REST of the world has promoted, and activated, "genocidal cleansing" right up until TODAY!!! ("...Pryed from my cold, dead, hands..."; as the saying goes... IF you continue to INSIST upon fomenting the revolution the "Left" wants,...but will NEVER understand..!) "Commenters" here, are largely your typical "large bark", mal-educated, "soapbox agitators" who would love "leading YOU over the cliff"!!! (For the sake of your progeny,..."DON'T BUY WHAT THEY ARE SELLING !!!")

NRA all the way, brother. Freedom STILLisnt Free!

what hell are you talking about wing nut? World History, are you serious... dude, you need to get out more... You probably don't even own a gun. You sure don't know anything about them...

You need a good "reading comprehension course "really"..! "HERE'S YOUR SIGN, MORON !"

your mom didn't seem to mind...baahaahaa

I don't think anyone is trying to take my guns. I also support stand your ground. However, what I saw in Clearwater was not stand your ground, it was kill him before he gets away... We don't support nuts or kids having guns either. There is no reason a nut or worse yet, an 18 yo kid with mental health issues, should be able to walk into Walmart and walk out with an AR-15. I'm for universal background checks too... They don't affect me because of my CCW, but I still believe everyone owning guns should have the same level of clearance I did to get it... We'll vote accordingly...

An eighteen year old is an Adult ,according to US law- The fact an eighteen year old man can be drafted in time of war testifies very strongly against calling 18 year old young men "boys". Penalizing free American young men because a crazed , uncared-for 19 year old got past security at Stone-man Douglas HS is a testimony of the Miserable Lack of Security at a High School in America. Sandy hook Elem.- lack of security at an Elementary school.... The question I have is ,What is the Govt actually doing at the schools to protect children? When they are home, my wife and I watch over then in keeping with our Constitutional rights-

They certainly did all of us independents a favor, by letting us know exactly who not to vote for. I don't necessarily have a problem with the NRA, except the fact they are not the educational, gun safety organization they used to be. I have a problem with the bought and paid for politicians who simply take tons of cash to vote a certain way instead of making their own, or better yet, reflecting their constituents voting needs. Thanks Friar Tuck, er, I mean Marion Hammer. You really helped us clear up our votes for sure... Great job!

Like was said in reference to the German " Brown coats" (before they were known as Gestapo) - "When they came for me, there was no one to help/ rise to my defense".

Like was said in reference to the German " Brown coats" (before they were known as Gestapo) - "When they came for me, there was no one to help/ rise to my defense".

Another "whack-a-mole-moron" raises his head from his hole... (and he calls himself "the truth"..! As "Bugs" would say, "WHAT A MAROON !!!)

careful, your lack of intelligence is showing through... whack a mole? good stuff grandpa...

If you think this is going to be good for republicans you are delusional...……... Only idiots are for Stand your ground license to stalk, kill people, especially minorities, claiming self defense. ……………….. And you'll pay for that in November as women, young turn out big and decent repubs stay home, disgusted with what the repub party has become...……….. So please stand up and be proud for SYG, being a NRA sellout, Trump, the sociopathic compulsive liar, racist and likely senile as can't remember what he has just said and saying the opposite and see how that works in November ;^)

...and HERE is the MOST PROLIFIC MORON of the "banana bunch"..!!! "jerry", the "chief whiner & cryer for the "Hillary mob";.. ALL of these morons are racing headlong towards the cliff, just following the rest of the bleating "sheep"__ \ \ \

#WalkAway

Here's what I notice about this site. If the name David Hogg shows up, the comments explode up to the 80's, as opposed to the usual 4-15. You, Mrs. Hammer, and the NRA are obviously "triggered" by anyone who opposes letting anyone buy a gun of any type, at any time, any place. If it was up to me, completion of a gun safety and handling course would be mandatory prior to any purchase, and military style weapons would not be available to the public. The carnage on our streets is unacceptable. The hothead in the Clearwater parking lot has obviously been fantasizing about using his gun on another human for years. Even the NRA agrees that was not a Stand Your Ground case. Call me communist, but it seems you are aiding and abetting the arming of the craziest among us. So take your well earned paycheck from your employer...you're doing a heckuva job Marion. You get an A!

..."If it WAS up to you".."O-Joe": We'd ALL be in "camps" so that the Liberal Progressives could continue to "brainwash" us into "political correctness" Hell... ......."arming the craziest among us" (you say)???.....Let's talk about ILLEGALLY ARMED CHICAGO, and every other "ghetto area" in America where people (ILLEGAL and OTHERWISE) CHOOSE to "operate" sub-rosa, away from the "eyes" of law enforcement and legitimate Citizens... THAT would 'solve' the "whole mess"..... (I'm not quite sure you qualify as a 'moron' "Joe"....BUT, I strongly suspect you live in one of the areas I described above....RIGHT ?!? )

right next to you in the trailer park, fatty...

Imagine that. A movement to legally prevent homeowners from protecting themselves (and family) from those who to maim or kill them. Isn't that special? These are the same folks who want to erode the Second Amendment Right for owning a gun for protection while little effort is made to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Let me see if I have this right. Citizens lose their protected status for shooting criminals unlawfully on their property with nefarious intent, while the 'bad guys' continued unfettered? Who is supporting such nonsense???

sounds like the teacher's letting the students know how to get extra credit

Imagine that. A movement to legally prevent homeowners from protecting themselves (and family) from those who to maim or kill them. Isn't that special? These are the same folks who want to erode the Second Amendment Right for owning a gun for protection while little effort is made to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them. Let me see if I have this right. Citizens lose their protected status for shooting criminals unlawfully on their property with nefarious intent, while the 'bad guys' continued unfettered? Who is supporting such nonsense???

Nice try BocaBoomer. Here's a real fact for you. NOBODY on the left, wants to infringe your right to own guns, or defend yourself and your property. Here's what they do want. They want sensible laws in place to prevent crazy people, almost like you, from being able to acquire one. That's all they want. You really need to stop listening to the propaganda the NRA spews at you, and start thinking for yourself. The problem with the "Stand Your Ground" law, as it stands, is that if you kill someone who accidentally wanders onto your property BY MISTAKE, and you plead Stand Your Ground, your Not Guilty. That's the wrong part of it. It doesn't delineate the difference between criminal and non criminal. You shouldn't be able to kill someone for just putting their foot on your lawn.

You are obviously repeating the propaganda fed to you. It is worth actually reading the “Stand Your Ground” law before you make such statements. Your statement is completely wrong. Please read the actual law and respond with a retraction, or confirm your statement.

Bob H, perhaps you don’t want to infringe on my right to own a weapon but to state that no one on the left wants that is patently absure. Of course they do.

Well said!

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