During our Liberty Lobby Days 2020 visit to the capitol, in each visit with our legislators, we emphasized our strong opposition to SB-7028 which further restricts the liberty of law abiding gun owners.
If you agree, please contact each of our Florida Republican Senators.
Here is the bill summary for SB-7028.
SB 7028 addresses a number of issues related to public safety. The proposed bill:
Requires select health care practitioners, emergency medical technicians and paramedics to disclose confidential communications to a law enforcement agency to the extent necessary to communicate a specific threat of serious bodily injury or death;
Specifies a documentation process to use for the sale of a firearm when the seller is not a federal firearm licensee (FFL) and chooses not to use a FFL to complete the transaction;
Creates a new section of statute to provide that a person may not sell, offer for sale, transfer or deliver any firearm to another person for consideration when any part of a transaction is conducted on property to which the public has the right of access, unless a criminal history records check of background information has been completed, and a unique approval number has been obtained from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE);
Provides a FFL may charge a fee to cover administrative costs for facilitating the sale or transfer of a firearm;
Revises current requirements related to the safe storage of firearms to provide that loaded firearms must be securely stored to prevent access by minors under the age of 18, instead of the current threshold of 16, and expands the safe storage requirement to include preventing access by a person of unsound mind of any age;
Provides that the FDLE will develop a statewide strategy for targeted violence prevention (STVP); and
Provides for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 37 full-time equivalent positions and the recurring sum of $4,827,538 and the nonrecurring sum of $1,043,415 from the General Revenue Fund to the FDLE for the purpose of implementing a statewide STVP.
Except for sections 7 and 8 of the bill, the bill’s effective date is July 1, 2020. Sections 7 and 8, which relate to a statewide strategy for targeted violence prevention, are contingent on passage of SB 7030 creating a public records exemption for active threat assessment and active threat