Fred Guttenberg, parent of a Parkland victim is a rising star in Florida gun control circles.
A new beginning in the fight for gun safety!!! For the first time in over 8 years, our House Of Representatives is holding hearings. Forget what we did not hear last night, it begins this morning. pic.twitter.com/x82Ts3jZFM
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) February 6, 2019
From the website Heavy.com, Jessica McBride described him as “one of the strongest voices for changes to gun laws in the wake of the mass shooting.” He’s also a committee member for Ban Assault Weapons NOW.
Those are the people driving an initiative petitionto amend the Florida constitution to outlaw semi-automatic rifles.
The small beachhead that the gun-grabbers have established in Florida Government is growing. Guttenberg has now been selected by newly-elected Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried to be part of her transitional team. Fried’s office is responsible for issuing concealed carry licenses in the Sunshine State.
He will be working hand in hand with a gaggle of other gun-grabbers like Mary Barzee Flores, who Nikki Fried hired her as the Deputy Commissioner over Consumer Affairs. Guttenberg of course backed Fried and Flores in November.
“I saw her election as the most important one in the state as it relates to guns,” Guttenberg said. “It’s unique that the commissioner of agriculture oversees background checks and gun permits. So they really at the end of the day, this is who decides who does and does not get weapons. It’s a pretty unique role in Florida.”
According to the Hartsburg News;
The team will “help build a department that will respect the priority issues of the people and work hard to deliver results,” Fried said in a statement Friday. “Our transition team reflects the values of all Floridians.”
What exactly will Guttenberg’s role be? Gun control, of course.
Guttenberg said he “will play an active role in the gun side of things.”
He will help “ensure this department is able to do what it’s supposed to do, to ensure every single Floridian who wants a gun goes through an appropriate background check before they get a permit. That’s the way it was supposed to work and it didn’t.” – Nikki Fried
So another person whose goal is civilian disarmament is now placed in a position to have influence over Floridians constitutional rights. Elections have consequences .