They are really feeling their oats lately when it comes to gun grabbing.
It’s the state constitution..Sorry, it isn't clear whether they want to amend the Constitution of the State of Florida, or the US Constitution.
One of the scary things coming out of California and Washington are efforts to "end-run" the US Constitution using State's Rights as a platform.
IOW, in Washington there is now a State-level Handgun Registration Roster. Each time a resident of WA purchases a handgun, their name and the gun they own goes into this State-level database.
While it is illegal at the federal level for BATF to maintain a database of which US citizens own which firearms, the position of the individual states seems to be that maintaining the same database can be done at the state level using State's Rights.
If a US citizen is on a database showing which individual weapons, by serial #, each citizen owns, it's hardly relevant whether that database is maintained at the federal or state level. Disarmament is the result either way.
Such laws offer a sort of prelude to mass gun confiscation - the state must first know who owns which firearms in order to confiscate them.
In WA the law is intended to ensure that all sales go through licensed dealers. IOW, if Ted has a firearm in his possession that is registered to Phil in the database, both Ted and Phil can be prosecuted for executing a sale outside of a registered gun dealer.
This would not be possible if not for the database
BUT...should the state ever decide that Ted and Phil don't need to own those evil black guns, it's also not a real problem to send LEOs over to their house to confiscate them.
The problem is that state gun control, executed to allow the state to regulate sales, has a dual-use as a confiscatory tool. (A fact that the state is obviously not unaware of, but says nothing about.)
This is the sort of pernicious 'infringement' that we must beware of and fight against - not *federal level* gun control, which is protected by the Supreme Court; but *state level* gun control that State legislators execute to regulate sales, etc. States Rights might be allowed to exceed Federal laws, however, at some point the Supreme Court needs to rule on what precisely defines "Infringement" - as in "shall not be infringed" - by ANY government, federal or state.
I hope he doesn't but I was equally as shocked that Scott signed the red flag laws here in Florida. And to make it worse, the Sheriff of my county claims to be pro 2A but has served several red flag warrants himself. So unless he grows a set like they did in Virginia then we may be lost down here.I would be shocked if Gov. Desantis signed this into law, if it passes.
The Governor doesn't have a say in the matter, its a constitutional amendment, which is voted on by the general population and needs a 60% majority to be enacted.I would be shocked if Gov. Desantis signed this into law, if it passes.
I don't see it that way, I see it as smart. That way you can still get access to them if you need them but you do not end up behind bars because you own them.I admit that may have been a chicken**** move but it made sense because I thought I was moving ... but it's been 5 years now and I still haven't found the place to move to.