NRA v. Business
The NRA is meeting resistance in Florida from businesses that do not want employees bringing firearms to work. The businesses are using private property rights as their legal tool. That's a smart move. The interesting development is watching the Florida GOP twist as their two favorite interests groups slug it out. No Republican wants to be called anti-gun or anti-business.
One thing the NRA does well is lobby. Their "big gun" lobbyist is Marion Hammer. She is the a former NRA president and a member of the Florida Hall of Fame. She also gets her way in Tallahassee. Not this time.
The NRA "overreached by about a 100 miles on this one," said Mark Wilson, executive director of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which has joined with other business groups to oppose the so-called parking lot bill.
With the 60-day session nearly half over, it has yet to pass through a single committee in the House or Senate. It has been stalled for the past month in the House Judiciary Committee, where Republicans have a 11-3 advantage.
I never thought I would see the Florida GOP duck NRA legislation.