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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alachua County Moms Demand Action (ACMDA) group met to prepare for advocacy day in Tallahassee, where they plan to speak with lawmakers about the permitless carry bill.

House Bill 543 would allow people to carry concealed guns without a state license, background check, or training. They would still need a valid ID when carrying the gun.

I was recently quoted in the Palm Beach Post as insinuating that the permitless carry bills do “a poor job of promoting more gun sales.”

Unfortunately for the columnist, my direct quote was, “Our organization has the vision of normalizing and destigmatizing firearms and the gun-buying process.” These are two radically different statements.

Stepping away from the usual political commentary and press releases, I wanted to take the opportunity to speak on a more personal level and document my first experience traveling to SHOT Show hosted by NSSF. 

In my personal life, I am actually a Nevada native. I lived right outside of Las Vegas in Henderson. My grandmother was a legend there with a personal parking space at several casinos. However, we left when I was five, so I can’t wait to truly experience my “hometown” for the first time.