Three weeks AFTER the Orlando Pulse shooting, you wrote NRA's Marion Hammer essentially begging for a good NRA Rating and support for your 2016 election.
And then later you turn around and used that tragic mass shooting as the excuse for you flipping a 180 to turn against our Constitutional Rights. Your traitorous, backstabbing reversal of what you wrote below constitutes a violation of your oath to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution.
Sounds like you want to pick up some Democrat voters when you run for Mayor of Miami.
Senate President Joe Negron had to have known in advance that you were planning to oppose open carry, campus carry, and airport carry - and used you as a convenient tool to give cover to timid RINO Senators that merely want to give lip service to our rights, but no public votes on bills that restore them.
He thinks you'll take all the heat, but I will educate people that he is ultimately to blame if he does not overrule you, as he has the power to do.
It looks like he wants to be forever linked with a traitor, thus becoming one himself. His loyalty to you in supporting your flip-flop sure looks greater than his loyalty to those who desire liberty.
The ultimate head of this monstrosity is Governor Rick Scott, who has no desire to see Senator Greg Steube's pro-carry rights bills on his desk, even though he hypocritically promised to sign them if they got there. Senator Negron is doing the Governor's bidding to make sure those bills die in committee, or that the clock runs out on them.
I know the game you all are playing to derail Senator Steube's pro-freedom, self-defense bills, that once again denies citizens their Constitutional Rights.
“I have always been and will continue to be a fierce defender of our constitutional rights, 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. It is with that in mind that I humbly seek to be re-elected into the Florida Senate so that I may continue to be a strong advocate for our rights in Tallahassee.” - Anitere Flores, in a July 6th, 2016 letter to NRA Executive Director Marion Hammer where she asked the NRA for its enforcement and support for her 2016 Election. (emphasis mine)
----------You think that putting people in JAIL for peacefully wearing a visible, holstered pistol in public, even though they are licensed to carry, MIGHT be a government INFRINGEMENT, Ms. Flores? How about you, Senate President Joe Negron?
Here is a link for a terrific article by Cuban American Luis Valdes, along with a comment I posted on the article at Ammoland:
One thing we cannot forget is that Senate President Joe Negron has the authority to overrule her and put Senator Steube's pro-liberty, self-defense bills directly on the Senate floor for an honest, full up or down vote.
I fear that just like the last Senate President (Andy Gardiner), he has his marching orders from the RINOs in the Senate (as well as Gov. Rick Scott), to keep bills like that from getting a full vote and moving forward.
The timid RINOs only want to give us lip service, but not actually restore our open carry rights. Tourism is always the excuse. To them, dollars are more important than the right of The People to carry their arms in the way they best see fit to protect themselves and their loved ones.
People should be flooding Sen. Negron's email and phones to demand that he not let the same "FIX" happen again this year. If he does, we will not forget it! And we will visibly and vocally protest!
One can only hope that Senator Negron will do the right thing and prove me wrong. I'll be glad to apologize for doubting him if that happens. That means open carry, campus carry, and airport carry undiluted and on the Senate floor for a full up or down vote this session.