Have you ever heard the adage, “addition by subtraction”?
Well, that’s what is going on in Florida thanks to gun hating Republican State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla losing his reelection campaign to Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez by about 6 thousand votes. Portilla, for two years has single handedly blocked campus and open carry from becoming the law of the Sunshine State even though the State Senate is overwhelmingly pro gun.
Now you may be thinking that Rodriguez is a pro gun guy and that is what I meant by addition by subtraction but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Rodriguez is just as anti gun than Portilla; though Portilla might still have a job had he not turned his back on the Bill of rights, but I digress.
No, the victory for the 2nd Amendment in Florida comes because Portilla was the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. And it was from that seat of power that for 2 consecutive years, Portilla would reign like a despot refusing to allow the open and campus carry bills from going to the full Senate for a vote, instead ensuring that they died in committee.