Business is up for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), and the new members causing this spike are in the 18 to 20 year old range. I wonder why. Not really, I know why.
Minuteman Statue Photo by Dave Pape
Florida's RINOs played footsie with the Democrats to pass SB 7026 recently, eagerly signed by Gov. Rick Scott, which robbed that age group of the ability to go to a gun store, have their background check run, and purchase a shotgun or rifle. They were already barred under Federal law from doing thusly to purchase pistols until the age of 21, so Florida closed the door to long guns to them, ANY kind of long gun, whether single-shot shotgun or single-shot rifle.
Florida actually did more than that and went BEYOND Federal law and made it illegal for anyone (there is the exception for those in the military or law-enforcement, but not for you peons) under 21 to buy any firearm at all, pistol or long gun, from ANY seller. Federal law allows 18 to 20 year olds to buy firearms from private sellers. No wonder even CNN is calling this a "gun control bill".
So if you are a young adult living in your own digs, being a responsible hard worker and tax-paying citizen in Florida, I hope you already have your own guns (which the overlords will allow you to keep under the new law), or hope someone will give you one as a gift (also permitted by the overlords), in case you need to defend yourself and your loved ones in your own home.
Republican Rep. Jose' Oliva, sponsor of the House companion bill admitted on the House floor there might be some 19 year old young single mothers adversely affected (kept unarmed and helpless) by the bill, but he still pushed for its passage anyway. I guess it didn't matter that much to him. They could just be satisfied to dial 911 and hope police get there in time to rescue them as far as he was concerned. He is well protected, I'm sure.
"Charles Dick championed the Militia Act of 1903, which became known as the Dick Act. This law repealed the Militia Acts of 1792 and designated the militia [per Title 10, Section 311] as two groups: the Unorganized Militia, which included all able-bodied men between ages 17 and 45, and the Organized Militia, which included state militia (National Guard) units receiving federal support." - Wikipedia
The state of Florida has now effectively prohibited a good portion of its unorganized militia, as defined by Federal Law, from arming itself. Let's see how the U.S. Supreme Court, if it cares at all about hearing the issue, will rule on it some years from now when it gets around to it.
After several bills to allow some additional liberty regarding the licensed open carry of firearms failed, with Gov. Scott happily not saying a peep about their demise at the hands of Negron, Flores, and Garcia, this abominable infringement passed with flying colors and was signed into law like greased lightning.
Folks, this is proof that a super majority Republican Legislature with a Republican Governor does NOT guarantee you that your rights will be protected.
It's death by a thousand cuts with the RINOs, and death all at once by the Democrats. Let's hope some true Republicans or Libertarians start getting elected that will honor their oath of office to defend the U.S. Constitution, instead of stomping on it.
If you value your rights, then no matter your age, please join the Second Amendment Foundation. I've been a member myself for a few months. And just now I received a phone call from them as I was writing this article, and pledged an additional $10.00 to help fight for our rights. Will you join with me?