17 Jan '14, 7pm

The NRA *literally wrote* Florida's new bill to legalize warning shots and expand "Stand Your Ground":

The NRA *literally wrote* Florida's new bill to legalize warning shots and expand "Stand Your Ground":

Despite years of negative publicity over Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law, lawmakers are close to expanding it to protect gunmen who fire warning shots or wave weapons in a threatening manner—and they're doing it with a bill written by a top NRA lobbyist, Gawker has learned. The bill is sponsored chiefly by two National Rifle Association members, Republicans Sen. Greg Evers and Rep. Neil Combee, with a longstanding history of support for the gun lobby. But they did not write the bill, one of the legislators told Gawker in an interview: That honor fell to former NRA president and current gun lobbyist Marion Hammer. That revelation is just the latest chapter in Hammer's nearly four-decade NRA career, marked by ever-expanding pro-gun laws in Florida that become model legislation for other states. She was instrumental in the state becoming the first to issue acro...

Full article: http://gawker.com/the-nra-literally-wrote-floridas-new-bi...

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