By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Senator Diaz de la Portilla has been the main obstacle to restoring some open carry rights to Florida. He refused to let a bill out of committee in 2015. The bill has been reintroduced in 2016. Now that the bill has overwhelmingly passed the house, he has become more vocal with his threats. From cbslocal.com:
Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, said on Monday that he had grown uneasy with the proposal. The House passed its version of the bill last week after adding an amendment that would allow state lawmakers to carry sidearms into legislative meetings.
“I am concerned that it may become a vehicle for some very, very bad amendments. I think that’s what we learned last week,” Diaz de la Portilla said. “Because of those concerns, I’m very, very seriously considering not hearing it at all.”
Portilla seems to be throwing excuses against the wall to see if any of them will stick. The last one was that he was afraid that people exercising their Second Amendment rights would scare tourists. It is hard for …Read the Rest