By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2023
Florida Agricultural Secretary Wilton Simpson, Florida State senator Danny Burgess, and Florida State Rep John Snyder are introducing “The ‘Florida Arms and Ammo Act.’
The legislation prohibits financial institutions from collecting and monitoring information about the purchase of firearms and ammunition by Floridians, which would essentially create a backdoor registration of firearms.
“The ‘Florida Arms and Ammo Act’ draws a line in the sand and tells multi-national progressive financial institutions, and their allies in Washington, that they cannot covertly create a backdoor firearm registry of Floridians – or else, ‘We are all blessed to live in the free state of Florida where our Second Amendment rights are valued and protected, but Democrats in Washington continue to try to chip away at these rights, and we must stay vigilant,’ said Simpson.”
The bill is a pushback against credit card companies that created a new merchant category code that allows them to identify when customers purchase firearms or ammunition. These businesses want to regulate and decide what you can spend your money on, and Florida isn’t having it!
The legislation prohibits the use of the new merchant code and sets a fine of up to $10,000 for credit card companies that continue to track gun and ammunition sales.
For those wondering why the Secretary of Agriculture is introducing this legislation, He’s responsible for the Concealed Weapons Permitting system in the state.
Hopefully, that system will be going away shortly as the best Governor in America, Ron DeSantis, wants open carry on his desk ASAP!
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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, www.floridajolt.com, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, Off Grid, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].