Florida Proposal: Minors Posting Photos of Firearms on Social Media – Illegal

Conservative Firing Line | 3/12/2019 | Staff
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Two new bills, S 1310 and H 1165, proposed in the Florida legislature would make posting ANY photo of firearms by minors on social media- or anything resembling a firearm- illegal. The bills were proposed by Democrats. The bills do not contain any reference to threats of violence or dangers of any kind. It’s just about posting pictures… and having the guns in the photos confiscated.

Florida State Senator Jason Pizzo and State Representative Shevrin Jones proposed legislation that would CRIMINALIZE posting photos of a firearm, a nerf gun, or anything resembling a firearm on any public social media account. It provides for the immediate confiscation of said whatchamacallit, and calls for parents to attend “parenting classes” and even do community service with their child.

PROPOSED - LAW - IF - A - MINOR

UNDER THE PROPOSED LAW, IF A MINOR IS CAUGHT VIOLATING THE LAW, THEIR PARENTS MAY BE FORCED TO TAKE PARENTING CLASSES OR PERFORM COMMUNITY SERVICE WITH THEIR OFFENDING CHILD.

THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION ALSO SAYS “ANY FIREARM THAT IS POSSESSED OR USED BY A MINOR IN VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE PROMPTLY SEIZED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AND DISPOSED OF.”

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UNDER THE NEW LAW, PARENTS OF MINORS WHO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT POSTING PICTURES OF FIREARMS COULD BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL CHARGES IF THEIR CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO ACCESS AND PHOTOGRAPH THEIR GUNS BECAUSE THE WEAPONS WEREN’T PROPERLY LOCKED AWAY.

Now here’s the nitty gritty that obviously Democrats miss (or don’t care): the bill is worded so that if a child’s soldier Dad or Mom has their firearm – even if they are in uniform – and the child posts a photo, the child is in violation of the law and said firearm can be confiscated. Pizzo disputes that, but the wording of the bill is clear that there doesn’t have to be a threat.

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