Florida Atty General race
Just got an email from United Sportsmen of Florida:
Whether Walter "Skip" Campbell, Democrat Candidate for Florida Attorney General, is flip-flopping, playing chameleon or plain out lying, one thing is clear -- that's not the kind of man you want for Attorney General (or any other elected office).
Campbell told the NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida that he supported legislation to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to have lawfully owned firearms locked in their private vehicles when their vehicles are parked in business parking lots.
Campbell then changed his position when appearing before the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which represents anti-gun businesses that want to ban guns from private vehicles if they are parked in parking lots while customers shop.
The Palm Beach Post reported (10/25/06) that Campbell said Florida businesses should be able to restrict the rights of employees and visitors because "the rights of the property owners are "sacrosanct" because they pay property taxes and insurance."
We find it egregious that Campbell, a man seeking the office of Attorney General, would put the desires of anti-gun, big brother business owners and managers above the well established constitutional and statutory rights of law-abiding citizens.
On the other hand Bill McCollum, Republican candidate for Attorney General, kept his word and stood up for law-abiding gun owners saying, "If my wife or one of our children are working late at night in a law office or any other facility and they go out to the car, I want them to have the ability to have a gun."