USF Executive Director and NRA Past President Marion Hammer writes [via NRA-ILA]:

The League of Women Voters is not who you think they are. The Florida League of Women Voters is Florida’s newest gun ban organization. A lobbyist representing the League of Women Voters — Patti Brigham — isn’t registered as a lobbyist with the state, but she shows up in committee to support gun control and oppose Second Amendment rights over and over again.

The League has been working with anti-gun Democrat legislators to write and file gun ban legislation. They work in secret to deny constitutional rights while pretending to be strong constitutionalists in order to solicit memberships and donations from people who have no idea what the League is really doing.

But Patti Brigham isn’t just a gun control lobbyist for the League, she is the League’s first vice president. Brigham is working with Kristen Rand, the Legislative Director of the Violence Policy Center, (a Washington, D.C. based gun control organization) to ban the gun rights of Florida’s law-abiding gun owners.

In fact, we recently received credible information that the bill recently filed to ban so-called “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines” was initiated by the League of Women Voters and their 1st VP, Patti Brigham.

Emails from a public records request were shared with us.  They unearthed a series of emails between the two organizations and a legislator that paint a very disturbing picture of their partnership to undermine the firearms freedom of all Floridians. Those emails strings between Patti Brigham, Kristen Rand, and Rep. Carlos Smith (D) have every appearance of being authentic. Since Rep. Smith has filed the assault weapons ban bill (HB-167) discussed and planned in these emails, there is no reason to believe otherwise.

In an email, the League’s 1st VP Patti Brigham told Kristen Rand,

“Our coalition has found sponsors to carry an assault weapons/large capacity magazine ban in FL. We are wondering if you/or an attorney with the VPC [Violence Policy Center] could take a look. We are concerned that we may have left off some weapons from the bill, which we modeled on the CT legislation. We are hoping to file the bill in early January.”

Yes, you read that right. Connecticut-style gun control in Florida. And the sponsors the League of Women Voters found to file the gun ban bills are Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Winter Park) who filed  and Sen. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) who filed  SB-254.

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24 Responses to Florida League of Women Voters Gun Control Agenda Revealed

    • Early in the last century there must have been something in the air or water or who knows what, but some wacky stuff came from it. The 17th, 18th and 19th Amendments for a start!

  1. “The League of Women Voters is not who you think they are. ”

    Actually I’ve always considered them to to be a rather wing organization so this report is no surprise.

    • Not just in Florida, but nationally, the LWV is exactly what I’ve known them to be for the past 20 years.

      It’s unfortunate that so many still believe the myth that they’re only interested in providing unbiased information to voters.

    • Ditto. They’ve been lefties ever since I came of voting age decades ago.

      That they’re backing left-wing legislation comes as no surprise to me. They’re just like the ACLU – conning people with the trope that they care about your rights. They don’t.

  2. Why don’t these so called “women” actually care about women first, and not nazi beliefs? A firearms makes us all equal in force on force. The strongest man in the world can not assault the weakest armed women.

    • “The strongest man in the world can not assault the weakest armed women.”

      What makes you think that? Having a gun gives a woman (or anyone) a far better chance to defend themselves against an attacker, but there are no guarantees. Having a gun and the will/skill to use it helps a lot, but even very strong men are overcome and ambushed all the time.

      There is just so much MORE to successful self defense than a gun.

      • Well, okay, you ARE correct: there are many parts that go into being properly prepared for a self-defense scenario. Proper training, situational awareness, a clear mindset and the will to act with speed, surprise, and violence of action… we preach them all the time here.
        I’m sure what Frank meant was to emphasize that the woman in question also need to have the proper tool (a gun) to
        effectively deal with a larger, stronger aggressor.
        I think we’ll give him a pass on this one.

  3. Their sign is a bit of a give away. Putting “Democracy” in red should be a, pardon the pun, red flag.

    I’ve said this for awhile. Anyone who champions “Democracy” is not to be trusted. They’re in favor of a system of tyranny of the majority. You can translate what they say as “If we can convince enough people to vote the way we want we should get anything we want”. Individuals mean nothing to them and their view of “rights” is a joke. They believe that if they can get 50% +1 vote then they can do whatever the hell it is that they want. Law is meaningless, they’ll change it. The majority decides what rights you have and what rights you don’t have.

    We don’t live in a Democracy. Thankfully, we live in a Republic.

  4. Yeah. The league of women voters…making democracy work.
    It’s doing wonders so far isn’t it!

    Another day, another dud.

  5. Haveing no actual accomplishments or ideas to center around, these people choose the sex they were born into as their principle rallying virtue.

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