“I should be jumping up and down for joy, thinking we’re going to make a lot of money on this,” (trainer Charlie) Strickland said. “We don’t think that.”
While Strickland (not pictured above) said passage would likely mean more business, he’s opposed. He’s worried the bill would further erode second amendment rights.
Though he appreciates regular training, he said it should be a person’s choice, not a requirement.
“I don’t believe in this legislation any more than I think you should have an IQ test to vote or you should have to have an ethics class to exercise your freedom of speech,” Strickland said. “A constitutional right is a constitutional right.”
Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried helped craft the bill, which has yet to be assigned to a committee. She’s called the proposal as a win for gun safety in the state — touting, in particular, its other provision. If passed, Florida could keep gun licensing fingerprints to better stop those with out-of-state felonies from renewing carry permits.
– Forest Saunders in Florida firearms instructors leery of gun bill that may mean better business