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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Marion Hammer Picking a Fight... With Open Carry? Comment
    Gregory Morris, 5/2/11 6:30:54 am
    Seems that way to me.

    Now, I understand what she's saying. The NRA is still the big dog in the room, regardless of what other organizations would like to think. But it is indeed a good day when some of us 2A activists are whining about a pro-gun law being passed because it wasn't as far-reaching as it could have been. Personally, I'm happy the law was passed by the FL Senate, even in its neutered form. But Marion Hammer should realize that the there are a lot of Floridians who do want open carry passed. The governor himself would, in all likelihood, signed a full open-carry bill into law. Starting a pissing match with people on your side isn't good for the cause. Instead, I think that Ms. Hammer would have been better off stating that watering down the bill was simply the only way to get it passed (which is debatable) but then stating that she would continue to push for the original bill in future legislative sessions.

    The new bill is an improvement, but it leaves open the possibility for harassment of people who are legally carrying concealed weapons. If that comes to pass, which it inevitably will, I expect the NRA and USF to put their full weight behind legal open carry.

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