May 2017 marked the transformation.
More Republicans had registered to vote in Volusia Co. than Democrats ... for the first time since Reconstruction, maybe ever. It was no accident. It was the right leadership. We Remember -
Earl Tony Ledbetter
MARCH 11, 1947 – FEBRUARY 13, 2019
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the House Criminal Justice Committee heard and PASSED HB-259
HB-259 is a bill to restore the private property rights of religious institutions.
Rep Webster Barnaby stood up vocally for Volusia County and for America today when he voted YES on the vote for firearms at churches. The Bill, HB #259, will allow licensed holders to carry on church property just like on other private property , unless a specific church prohibits it. The law as it reads today says if you have a school on the church property, firearms are prohibited; and that would include Saturdays and Sundays when school isn’t even in session.
Barnaby rose in support of this bill and self identified himself as a minister of the gospel and a proud member of the NRA. He felt it important to recognize that our right to keep and bear arms, as the Constitution says, “SHALL NOT be infringed”.
HB #259 will now head to the next committee.
Rep Elizabeth Fetterhoff, also from Volusia County, is on the same committee and also voted YES.
(t/y Tom & Cheryl Taaffe for the update)