Tallahassee, FL – This week, Florida Gun Right Executive Director DJ Parten and volunteers from across the state delivered nearly 60,000 petitions to the governor and members of both the House and Senate opposing recent efforts to pass gun control.

“Republicans in Tallahassee continue compromising our rights away, and Floridians are fed up with them,” said DJ Parten. “We are sending a message to politicians telling them to stop infringing on our rights and start working to advance pro-gun legislation.”

Just two years after passing the largest gun control expansion in Florida history, legislators are once again working to infringe on the rights of law-abiding citizens. Senate Bill 7028, a pet project of Senate President Bill Galvano, would implement Universal Background checks effectively outlawing the private sale of firearms and expanding the Brady-NICS firearm registry. It would also expand the state’s “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation law allowing more citizens to lose their rights without due process.

SB 7028 now sits in the Senate Judiciary Committee awaiting a hearing.