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Crist Signals Gun Trust Fund Veto

May 26th, 2009 by flanews

Governor Charlie Crist is succumbing to pressure from the NRA to veto spending cuts to a gun licensing trust fund.

Lawmakers voted to take six million dollars from the states conceal-carry trust fund to help balance the budget. The NRA and the Commissioner of Agriculture say raiding the fund would slow down the licensing process and allow people to get certified without a background check. A NRA lobbyist met with Crist last week to ask him to for a veto.

I had a very good meeting with her last week and as I said she is a tremendous advocate, and I am a strong supporter of the second amendment, so as I say, I am inclined that way, said Crist.

The raid is part of the states 66.5 billion dollar budget. Crist said hell sign the spending plan tomorrow.

Posted in Charlie Crist, State Budget, State News | 1 Comment »

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