Senate Bill 1130 by Senator Durell Peaden (R-Crestview) was heard on second reading on the SENATE FLOOR, yesterday, Thursday, April 3rd. First reading is when the bill is formally introduced. Second reading means the bill has passed all committees in the Senate and is now ready to be brought up on the Floor for questions and the amendment process. Third reading is when the bill is allowed to come back to the Floor for debate and final action.On second reading of SB1130, anti-gun Senators filed 15 amendments for anti-gun business groups in an effort to gut or derail the bill. Some amendments were designed to:~~ ban so-called "assault weapons" (semiautomatic firearms) from cars in parking lots; ~~ ban guns in any parking lot used by pharmacies or stores that sell "controlled substances" like prescription medication, cough syrup, allergy pills, etc.;~~ ban guns in cars at gas stations; ~~ ban guns in cars in parking lots of any property where electricity could be generated -- like emergency power/back-up generators (that all shopping centers, stores and large building and facilities have) solar power panels, windmills, etc..ALL OF THE ANTI-GUN AMENDMENTS WERE EITHER DEFEATED OUTRIGHT OR WITHDRAWN.The Senate then adopted amendments to conform SB 1130 to HB 503 and put the bill in position for debate and final passage when the Senate next meets in session -- currently scheduled for next Wednesday, April 9th.YOUR EMAILS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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