Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida Reacts to Ft. Lauderdale Shooting

Sat, Jan 7, 2017

Enough already.

How long will we allow Republican legislators to put the profits of the gun industry ahead of our safety? For every one of us who calls a legislator's office against horrible gun bills, the gun lobby gets five people to call in support. We have to do better.

According to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, an average of 90 people die every day in the United States at the end of a gun.

Enough already.

To date, there are four bad gun bills that have been introduced in the Florida Legislature: Senate Bill 140, House Bill 6001, House Bill 6005 and SB 128.

Please call--

Senator Greg Steube (R), sponsor of SB 140 (comprehensive bill to expand open and concealed carry, including on college campuses and in airports), and ask him to withdraw his bill. Sen. Steube is also Chair of the Judiciary Committee, which will hear the bill first. (941) 342-9162

State Representative Jake Raburn (R), sponsor of HB 6001 (expands open and concealed carry in airports), and ask him to withdraw his bill. (813) 653-7097

State Representative Scott Plakon (R), sponsor of HB 6005 (expands open and concealed carry on college campuses), and ask him to withdraw his bill. (407) 262-7423

Senator Rob Bradley, sponsor of SB 128 (shifts burden of proof to make it easier to claim Stand Your Ground), and ask him to withdraw his bill. (904) 278-2085

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee listed below. Ask them to vote NO on SB 140.
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (R) (239) 338-2570  
Senator Randolph Bracy (D) (407) 656-6716
Senator Anitere Flores (R) (305) 270-6550
Senator Rene Garcia (R) (305) 364-3100
Senator Audrey Gibson (D) (904) 359-2553
Senator Debbie Mayfield (R) (321) 409-2025
Senator Bobby Powell (D) (561) 650-6880
Senator Perry E. Thurston, Jr. (D) (954) 321-2705

When you call these legislators, please describe your fear for your child, your husband, yourself. Tell them these bills put us all at risk. Make it personal. Leave a message if there's no answer.

12 calls will take 24 minutes.

Enough already.

Thank you,
Susan Smith
DPCF President

The Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida is an official charter of the Florida Democratic Party. 

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