Our anonymous Florida correspondent writes:
Before she flipped, Florida state Senator Anitere Flores supported firearms in national forests, firearms in vehicles in parking lots, prohibiting firearm discrimination in adoptions, the “Pop Tart legislation” (allowing tax collectors to process concealed permit applications) and 2005’s Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground bill. And that”s not all . . .
In 2010, Flores signed the State Legislator Amicus Brief in the landmark McDonald V. Chicago case, which was pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Instead filling out the standard NRA questionnaire, Senator Flores wrote a personal letter in July 6, 2016 and sent it to Marion Hammer. The letter stated the following.
I have always been and will continue to be a fierce defender of our constitutional rights,” Flores wrote. “The Second Amendment, in particular, guarantees a fundamental individual right to keep and bear arms that government has no right to infringe upon. During my years in public service, my record shows that I have acted in accordance with these beliefs and values.
Sen. Flores voted in favor of every pro-gun bill she ever saw except for two absences. And now she’s turned on gun rights and sided with Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action. The Senate President Pro Tempore now opposes Florida Campus Carry, Airport Carry, School Carry and Open Carry.
Florida NRA jefe Marion Hammer says she doesn’t know why Flores became a gun rights turncoat. It’s pretty obvious. She bashed our Constitutional rights on the rock of despotism for political career advancement. Flores wants to run for Mayor of Miami.