By GOA and Republished with Permission
Of all the rights enumerated by the Constitution, only one is tangible and that is the Second Amendment.
Your rights to freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of religion, and others are all legal and philosophical concepts.
But the right to keep and bear arms protects real, physical objects. You can actually hold a firearm in your hand.
It is the physical manifestation of liberty and freedom.
It doesn’t matter if you’re from a family that can trace their lineage to the Mayflower or if you raised your right-hand last week and took the oath of citizenship. That is your right forever.
My parents were immigrants from Cuba who taught me the importance of the right to keep and bear arms.
You see, in 1959 my family’s homeland was usurped by Fidel Castro, and it was a downhill ride to despotism from that point forward. My family escaped to the US in 1961 and have owned firearms ever since. My parents wanted to make sure that what happened in Cuba would never be repeated in the United States.
While I am the first person in my family who was born in the United States, it doesn’t mean that I understand the significance of the Second Amendment any less. Rather, I understand it more fully from the persecution my family suffered in Cuba at the hands of Castro.
I understand that our rights are enshrined in the belief that all people are created equal, having equal standing before the law, and that these rights are to be secured and protected by the government, never granted. A right that can be granted can be taken away.
My entire family is grateful for the shining example of Liberty and Freedom that America represents to the entire world — and that the U.S. Constitution specifically protects our God-given rights in stark contrast to the oppressive regime 90 miles off the coast of Florida.
Constitutional Carry Has Finally Been Introduced!
If you understood anything from what I said above, you know that having a right means to be able to freely exercise it without asking for permission first.
Constitutional Carry simply means that if a person can lawfully own a gun, they can also carry it concealed without getting a permit. This is already the law in 17 states; including three in the “liberal” northeast.
And the good news is Rep. Sabatini has introduced HB 123, Constitutional Carry that restores the true meaning of what it means to exercise our right to keep and bear arms, freely, and WITHOUT asking for permission first.
So contact your State Representative and ask them to support and cosponsor HB 123, Constitutional Carry legislation.
Remember, only the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Be loud, be proud, and be ACTIVE.
Florida State Director
Gun Owners of America
P.S. Contact your state representative to support and cosponsor HB 123, Constitutional Carry legislation. No one should have to seek government permission to exercise a constitutional right.
Gun Owners of America
8001 Forbes Pl Suite 202
Springfield VA 22151