Thanks, President Hammer

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Lee’s Note: This just in from NRA & USF on SB 544:

ALERT: Finally, the TRUTH about Tax Collectors and Concealed Weapons

DATE:   January 14, 2014
TO:       USF & NRA Member and Friends

Marion Hammer

Marion Hammer

FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

Much misinformation is circulating about SB-544 by Sen. Wilton Simpson/HB-523 by Rep. Jamie Grant — a bill to allow Florida’s Tax Collectors to assist citizens in submitting applications for Concealed Weapons and Firearms Licenses.

As sometimes happens, people shoot off their mouths without having a clue what they’re talking about.  In this case people obviously haven’t read the bill.  Click here to read the bill:   http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/0544/BillText/__/PDF

So, it was with great amusement and joy when we saw the article by Lee Williams with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that debunked the false information and laid out what the bills really does.

This is a great piece.  Enjoy.

On tax collectors, concealed carry licenses and TV reporters – The Gun Writer

http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/15487/on-tax-collectors-concealed-carry-licenses-and-tv-reporters/

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Lee Williams can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t shooting. Before becoming a journalist, Lee served in the Army and worked as a police officer. He’s earned more than a dozen journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. He is an NRA-certified law enforcement firearms instructor, an avid tactical shooter and a training junkie. When he’s not busy as a senior investigative reporter, he is usually shooting his AKs, XDs and CZs. If you don’t run into him at a local gun range, you can reach him at 941.284.8553, by email, or by regular mail to 1777 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. You can follow him on Twitter: @HT_GunWriter and on Facebook @The Gun Writer.

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