Florida Congressman to Hold “Gun Safety Rally” on Sandy Hook Anniversary
Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) is ruffling some feathers with his chosen date for a gun safety seminar. The congressman will host a seminar on safe gun handling and storage on the 1 year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.
The following was posted to Florida Congressman Ted Yoho’s Facebook page.
This Saturday’s event is to teach gun safety and responsible gun ownership. Making all resources available for families to educate themselves on firearm safety, while respecting all American’s 2nd Amendment right, is our goal. This event will teach responsible and safe practices when dealing with firearms.
The date was not chosen to coincide with the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook, and my thoughts and prayers go to the victims and families. Gun safety education and responsible gun ownership are important topics that should be taught throughout the year, and this event is an opportunity to help my constituents learn about these incredibly important practices.
On Saturday we will discuss gun safes and ensuring firearms in your home aren’t easily accessible, proper firearm practices, and other safety standards. If these types of things are important to you, I would love for you join us at the Jackie Taylor Building in Lake City at 2:00 PM.
Yoho has been a staunch gun rights supporter. In response to President Obama’s executive orders relating to gun control earlier this year, Yoho said the following (according to CNN),
“While I agree with President Obama’s message that we must curb gun violence and protect our citizens, disregarding our Constitutional rights are the wrong way to go,” he added, encouraging the Obama administration to “enforce the laws already on the books.”
“As a proud gun owner, I believe that our right to bear arms is a birthright and I will oppose any effort to infringe on our guaranteed Constitutional rights,” Yoho continued.