examiner.com - Janet Reno's Ban on Open Carry in Florida


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StogieC
October 22, 2010, 08:48 AM
http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-orlando/janet-reno-s-ban-on-open-carry-florida

Janet Reno, Assistant State Attorney for Dade County at the time, called on the legislature to close what she called a loophole in the new statewide carry laws and outright ban Open Carry throughout the state. Having just lost their fight against Shall-Issue concealed carry, the future US Attorney General, a handful of Florida Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and newspapers statewide went on the offensive to call for a special session of the legislature to close what they dubbed the “Dodge City Loophole”.

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hso
October 22, 2010, 10:40 AM
The referenced FL open carry ban was put in place 23 years ago and has been in effect ever since making it pretty old news.

Is there a plan here that you want to propose?

StogieC
October 22, 2010, 11:08 AM
We're still living with that law in Florida today. There is a group of us pushing to repeal the ban on open carry here. Florida Governor Candidate Rick Scott has now promised to sign open carry legislation if it is brought to him as governor and we are lobbying our legislators to sponsor a bill to repeal the open carry ban.

On November 6th we will be holding Open Carry events in Tampa, Jacksonville, Daytona, St. Augustine, and Ft. Myers.

hso
October 22, 2010, 07:23 PM
Where in each city? How do people participate?

StogieC
October 22, 2010, 11:25 PM
You can find details of each event here:
http://open-carry.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=54

harmon rabb
November 3, 2010, 01:52 PM
We just elected Rick Scott. Quote from him:

Florida Governer hopeful Rick Scott agrees that Open Carry should be legal in Florida saying “As a member of the NRA and a hunter, I’m a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and I will protect our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. Florida is one of only seven states with wide prohibition on carrying an unconcealed firearm. Repealing the ban on unconcealed or Open Carry will eliminate practical and constitutional problems in Florida.”

Maybe we can finally overturn this nonsense now.

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