I live in Pinellas County, and our sheriff is Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.
There was an article about Senate Bill 89 in the Miami Herald where Sheriff Bob was quoted as saying that it weakened the SYG law by requiring that a threat be "imminent".
And now, Simmons is saying that SB89 would weaken SYG.
HOWEVER, the bill is here, with changes to the existing law, and with removed wording striken through and new wording underlined:
The word "imminent" was already there before!! See page 5 going into page 6.
Bob Gualtieri is SUPPOSEDLY a Second Amendment supporter. But it doesn't appear that his words reflect what the bill is trying to change, which is keeping timid beaten-up-before ladies out of prison for firing warning shots.
1. Bob Gualtieri is too lazy to go read the bill?
2. Bob Gualtieri, an attorney, is too stupid to understand the bill?
3. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is deliberately lying and trying to get firearms owners to panic and call the governor in opposition to the bill?
3a: He's doing this to keep a "warning shot" bill from becoming law because of collateral damage to bystanders?
3b: He's lying because he has another agenda... like perhaps a desire to run for higher office?
I know he ain't lazy; I know he isn't stupid, either. So he's lying. And Simmons is lying. Even if I give them the benefit of the doubt and decide to believe 3a above, they are still lying to us. They are lying to firearms owners via Pravda West and the Miami Socialist Herald. I hate being lied to!!!
If I am not analyzing this stuff correctly, then please PLEASE correct me. Because otherwise I cannot continue to support Gualtieri.