Lee’s note: This just in from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. All Florida FFLs should take heed and comment.
Florida Firearms Businesses Should Submit Comments on ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ Initiative
How Will This Ban Impact Your Business?
Last week, NSSF® notified you of the July 30th (10:00 a.m.) hearing of the Florida Fiscal Impact Estimating Conference (FIEC) in which the FIEC will receive public comment for the “Assault Weapons Ban” petition initiative in Florida. In addition to in-person public comments and presentations, the FIEC will also accept written submission of comments. Specifically, they will accept comments on the “…estimated economic impact on the economy and the overall impact on the state budget.” The drafted proposal seeks to ban all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns capable of holding 10 rounds or more. Capable is the key word here as most semi-automatic rifles and shotguns could be altered, and therefore capable of holding 10 rounds or more.
NSSF has drafted a sample letter that can be customized for your use. Click here to download the sample letter. As you can see from the sample letter, the highlighted areas allow for you to insert the information relative to your specific company. Feel free to use this letter as-is, use it as a starting point, or write you own letter entirely separate of what we’ve provided. If you have a company letterhead to submit the letter on, that would be helpful as well.
Comments can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to the FIEC. That information is provided below. Please keep in mind, all comments should be submitted by the July 30th deadline.
The Florida Legislature
Office of Economic and Demographic Research
111 West Madison, Suite 574
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6588
Fax: (850) 922-6436
We would ask that you please share any comments you submit to FIEC with NSSF as well so we can keep those in our files if needed for future use. Your comments/letters can be emailed to Trevor Santos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a time for Florida firearms manufacturers, retailers, and shooting ranges to be heard. As a firearms business in Florida, you should submit comments on the fiscal impact the proposed initiative would have on your business. Include the potential for revenue and jobs loss, and any other information relating to the fiscal impact this proposal could have on your business.
Visit this website for more information about the July 30th hearing of the FIEC.