250.52 Unlawful to persuade citizens not to enlist; penalty.—Whenever the United States is at war, or our foreign relations tend to indicate an impending war or state of war, a person may not solicit or persuade a citizen of the United States not to enlist or serve in the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Navy, or in any reserve component thereof, or in the Florida National Guard, or publicly attempt to dissuade any such citizen from enlisting. This section does not apply to the soliciting or persuading done by any person related by affinity or consanguinity to the person solicited or persuaded or whose advice is requested by the person solicited or persuaded. Any person who violates this section commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
History.—ss. 1, 2, ch. 7392, 1917; RGS 1422, 1423; CGL 2076, 2077; s. 1, ch. 25112, 1949; s. 1, ch. 67-332; s. 150, ch. 71-136; s. 49, ch. 2003-68.