By KAREEM COPELAND | Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The 2014 Florida legislation session was another success for gun owners and defenders of the second amendment, but one fight continues to heat up.
Major wins came in the form of the warning shot bill and the pop tart bill while the biggest loss was legislation to extend carry and conceal privileges during a declared state of emergency. Former NRA president and lobbyist Marion Hammer says the Florida Sheriffs Association has declared war on the second amendment.
The sheriffs association argued that the language in the bill (SB 296) was too opened-ended and left room for interpretation without time and place specifications. Hammer says sheriffs simply don't want to be inconvenienced by more citizens carrying guns.
Association president and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says he is personally and professionally offended by the accusation and that Hammer purposely wanted a vague bill.