Florida Ag. Commissioner Wilton Simpson Stands Up for Gun Owners and the Second Amendment

The Florida Agricultural Commissioner was previously seen as a position that was in many ways more apolitical than the rest of Florida’s statewide elected offices.

After the tenure of Democrat Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, who used her position to deny concealed carry permits to almost double the amounts of applicants as her predecessors, that started to change.

Just two months after Fried lost her role as the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, incoming Republican Agricultural Commissioner Wilton Simpson is already laying out a plan to use his position to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of Floridians.

Simpson delivered a plan alongside Republican legislators to crack down on the ability of credit card companies to track firearm purchases in the state.

“We are all blessed to live in the free state of Florida where our Second Amendment rights are valued and protected, but Democrats in Washington continue to try to chip away at these rights – and we must stay vigilant,” said Simpson. “The ‘Florida Arms and Ammo Act’ draws a line in the sand and tells multi-national progressive financial institutions, and their allies in Washington, that they cannot covertly create a backdoor firearm registry of Floridians – or else.”

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Marine veteran and State Representative John Snyder and State Senator Johnny Burgess joined Simpson. Both said that corporations should not be able to collude with the federal government to undermine American rights.

“This is the United States of America. You don’t get penalized for exercising a Constitutional right. The Second Amendment is non-negotiable, and here in Florida, we are going to fight to protect the rights of Floridians,” added Burgess. “I am grateful for Commissioner Simpson’s leadership and look forward to working with Rep. Snyder to send this important legislation to Governor Ron DeSantis’ desk this year.”

Law enforcement officials in Florida have already started rallying around the legislation, including Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, who joined Simpson during the press conference.

“I want to personally thank Commissioner Simpson, Senator Burgess, and Representative Snyder for proposing this incredible bill to ensure that Florida remains free,” said Ivey. “We have a responsibility to make sure our citizens are able to exercise their God-given rights and can rest easy knowing that our 2nd Amendment is being protected as well as Florida’s Freedom Loving Citizens!” ~Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Gun control advocates have already expressed outrage at the legislation. Fred Guttenberg, who is the father of a student who was murdered at Parkland, said that the legislation would “help those who commit gun violence.”

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