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Mike Hill Pledges to Repeal Part of Florida's New Gun Laws

Contact: Mariya Calkins, Campaign Manager, 850-357-1919

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 10, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Mike Hill, candidate for Florida House of Representatives district 1, announced his intention to repeal portions of FL SB 7026. Hill said of the bill that, "Florida recently passed restrictive gun laws that were enacted by emotional mob rule resulting from an intellectually dishonest debate. It was dishonest because it purports to prevent future murders through legislation, something that God Himself hasn't achieved. It was mob rule because our legislators refused to debate facts over emotions."

Hill said, "In 2017 there were 15 students killed by gunfire on public school grounds and Democrats used this to justify the theft of our constitutional rights in their legislative agendas." He then compared the deaths of students killed by firearms to other causes of death such as texting and driving, which claim the lives of 300 teens annually. He said that 3,500 teens die annually from vehicle related incidents and wondered if the Florida legislature would use those deaths to deny the tens-of-thousands of other teen drivers in our state from owning a vehicle until they are 21.

Hill stated, "There is one statistic which truly demonstrates the hypocrisy of this legislation: 128 people are killed annually by a school transportation vehicle. Will the New Democrat Party now call for bus-free zones?"

Mike Hill aims to repeal the higher age limit and three-day waiting rule just passed in SB 7026. He also voiced great concern over the wording of what constitutes a bump stock. The bill defines a bump stock as, "a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimic automatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device." Hill firmly believes this wording will be construed by an activist judge to mean that any OEM part replaced on a weapon that causes the firearm to fire faster or easier will be in violation of this new law.

In an effort to educate the citizens of Florida on the truth regarding the gun control debate, Mike Hill's campaign created a website dedicated to illustrating just how rare school shootings are, especially in comparison to the other causes of death among those aged 21 and under. Visit VoteMikeHill.com for a more detailed presentation of this very important issue.

Mike Hill is a former representative in the Florida House and decided to run the race again to help bring common sense balance back to Florida's legislative efforts.
 
Media Contacts: Mariya Calkins, Campaign Manager, (850) 357-1919