UPDATED: Florida’s incoming Republican Senate president received a $200,000 donation from ‘Everytown’ group

UPDATE: Galvano is standing by his $200,000 donation from Everytown: “”I will make no apologies for the responsible steps we took in a bipartisan manner in the wake of the worst school shooting in our state’s history,” he told the Tampa Bay Times through a spokeswoman. “I have made it clear that as Senate president I will continue to advocate for increased safety and security in our schools. I am grateful for the support.”

PREVIOUS: Lee’s note: This just in from Marion Hammer, former NRA president and executive director of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida.


DATE:     September 17, 2018
TO:         USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:    Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President

Incoming Florida Senate President Bill Galvano calls himself a Republican but is rumored to be the one who colluded with anti-gun Democrats to engineer the gun control package included in SB-7026 this past session. SB-7026 contained three major gun control provisions and was rammed down the throats of Senate and House Republican legislators. The report below below adds credence to that rumor. Looks like our Second Amendment Rights were sold for a large contribution from anti-gun former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

All of this while the anti-gunners keep accusing legislators of taking money from NRA. In reality, no Florida Senate or House member or candidate for the Florida Senate or House has received a direct contribution from NRA in almost 20 years.

Here’s the original news story from the News Service of Florida:

The News Service of Florida

September 13, 2018
A political committee led by incoming Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, last week received a $200,000 contribution from a national group that backs gun restrictions.
Galvano’s Innovate Florida committee received the money Sept. 4 from Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, which is heavily backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to a newly filed finance report. 
Also last week, the Galvano committee spent $335,447. The largest chunk of that money, $250,000, went to the Florida Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is helping fund GOP Senate candidates this fall. 
Also, Galvano’s committee sent $75,000 to Friends of Dana Young, a committee backing Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, in her closely watched re-election battle in Hillsborough County’s Senate District 18. 
Galvano’s committee had about $231,000 in cash on hand as of last Friday, the report shows. 

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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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  4. Galvano should be recalled before he advances.

    Are the Florida electorate sleepwalking into socialism? What will it take to wake them up?
    They (and all of us) need to have candidates completely vetted before voting them in to power. And recall them when they do what Galvano did.

    It’s interesting that when an ordinary citizen lies to the FBI or Congress it’s a felony …. but when they lie to us, it’s brushed off as ‘ just politics’.

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