Remember: One Person Can Make a Difference for Gun Rights

Published by the Author on September 14, 2009 at 12:01 am > Pro Gun Rights Articles > Remember: One Person Can Make a Difference for Gun Rights

In the ongoing fight for gun rights, it is important to remember that one person really can make a difference.  Here is an example:

Robert Fast is a resident of Broward County, FL, who uses the Tri-Rail mass transit system.  He is also a peaceful and law abiding concealed carry permit holder, who wishes to carry on the train.  Florida law entitles Mr. Fast to carry, and Fla. Stat 790.33  vest the exclusive power to regulate the possession or transportation of firearms with the Florida legislature.  However Tri-Rail decided to simply ignore the law, and banned concealed carry on the train.   Robert Fast took it upon himself to challenge this unlawful denial of concealed carry, and won.  The details of his administrative law action can be seen here.

This case goes to show each of us has the potential to make a difference when it comes to gun rights.  So please: join the NRA, take an anti gun friend shooting for the first time, contact your elected officials, speak up against anti gun bias, and take other action to support the 2nd Amendment.   A few minutes of your time can go a long way.

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  • Broward

    Amazing. I am an attorney in Broward County, and this case never made the local news.

    Although I applaud his willingness to stand up for himself, I think it would have been better to call the NRA-ILA for counsel.

  • Lynda

    Have you covered H.R. 45 which is being considered in the House of Representatives and will apparently curtail gun rights considerably? I'd be interested in your take on it and what we can do to preserve our rights potentially destroyed in this bill. Thanks.

  • Robert Fast

    To Broward:

    Your suggestion is spot on. Unfortunately, that was the FIRST thing I did and, surprisingly, the NRA was not interested in getting involved.

    Luckily I was an older 2L at the University of Florida Levin College of Law at the time (now, 3L) and could navigate the law a lot easier than someone with no legal training. I’d love to work with like-minded attorneys on similar issues after graduation. If there is a way for this website to share my e-mail with you (privately) and you’re interested in contacting me, I hope you will.