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Florida Open Carry Event - July 3rd.

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by StogieC, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. StogieC

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    We're having an Open Carry & Fishing Event in the Daytona Beach Area on Saturday July 3rd. Fitting that it is just before Independence day!

    I've coordinated with the local PD and city attorney to make sure that there are no problems, the officers are educated on the law that allows this, and MWAG calls to 911 are treated properly.

    RSVP and find more info at: http://www.meetup.com/Florida-Open-Carry/
     
  2. Rail Driver

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    Well, I broke the subject with the gf... She's more excited about going to the race promo trailers after the event if we go :)
     
  3. StogieC

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    That's where I'll be that night... Coke Zero 400, under the lights!
     
  4. Rail Driver

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    We've got tickets reserved for the 500 next year :rolleyes:

    I'm not much of a nascar fan but it's fun to a point :)
     
  5. oldgoat46

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    I dunno, The non gun public is gtting more and more freaky about the numbers of us here in Florida getting concealed permits. Seems to me hundreds of folks walking around with thier guns in the open in a public heavily populated place will create a backlash of bleating sheep that we just don't need. We are making ground, why push the envelope. People, Southerners especially get really angry when someone tries to shove something down our throats. We have the law that allows us to do it, why create a potential problem for ourselves?
     
  6. cbrgator

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    Florida doesn't have OC. Can someone explain the law to me better?
     
  7. FLAvalanche

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    Florida laws allow you to carry while fishing or hunting.
     
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    Fishing anywhere? Can I stand on the side of the road that runs along a canal in the middle of the suburbs and because I'm casting my line into the canal just have a gun on my hip? As far as I know, the law permits use and possession but nowhere does it say open carry.
     
  9. FLAvalanche

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    I tend to agree with you gator, however a lot of people seem to interperet the law as stating that if you are legally fishing you may open carry.

    I believe it's a grey area of the law and I don't want to be the test case.
     
  10. Rail Driver

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    This is long, so I apologize. I thought it very important to support this event, and in order to make my point, that it's not a difference of interpretation, it's very clearly laid out in the law as written, no interpretation necessary. The exemption in question is highlighted in the relevant section, I include the rest of the section in order to illustrate that there is no contradictory law or statement in the section to negate it. While engaged in or traveling DIRECTLY to or from fishing/hunting/camping/etc, it is legal to open carry.

    http://www.flsenate.gov/statutes/in....HTM&Title=->2009->Ch0790->Section 25#0790.25
     
  11. FLAvalanche

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    Fuzzy I really think you guys should call Gutmacher and ask for his interpretation. If I remember correctly I think page 98 of his latest edition of Florida gun laws his interpretation was that you can carry concealed while hunting or fishing not openly.

    I really think if you guys are going to do this a call to him would be the right thing to do. He's the leading gun attorney in Florida not some guy on the internet.
     
  12. Rail Driver

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    First, let me state: I might just be "some guy on the internet" but my quote was cited directly from the Florida senate site, I tend to have at least some faith in the validity of the information.

    That being said, I don't disagree with discussing the idea with an attorney as it's a smart way to know the possible consequences of standing up for your beliefs. After all, isn't this country founded on men willing to stand up for their beliefs in the face of much greater consequences (ie: death) instead of being ground under the heel of tyranny? Again I say: This is a good thing.
     
  13. FLAvalanche

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    I wasn't referring to you as some guy on the internet.

    Standing up for your beliefs is great as long as you can afford the attorney fees...

    The OP said he's talked to the Sheriff's Office and the City Attorney, both of which I have no faith in when it comes to knowing Floriduh's laws. Gutmacher is the one to talk to.
     
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    No need to call anyone. Fuzzy posted the relavent statute. If you are fishing (camping or hunting) or on your way to/from it is perfectly legal to Openly Carry a firearm.

    790.25(3)
     
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    F.S. 790.053 makes it a crime to open carry and 790.06 makes it a crime to carry concealed without a license. F. S. 790.25 as cited above states that F. S. 790.053 and 790.06 do not apply to the persons and activities that follow. However, other provisions of F.S. Chapter 790 may apply.
     
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    Looks like FL may sell a few more fishing licenses this month.
     
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    Well, the license required is free, with a $2.25 online processing fee starting July first....so not so much a revenue maker than some may think.
     
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    Don't need a license when fishing with a cane pole
     
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    I suspect the cane pole exemption is for your home county only.
     
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    Be careful and make sure you have a valid fishing license for wherever you are fishing. FL just changed some rule re saltwater fishing from land. I'd be 100% sure I was legal. Although as I read the statute it says "lawful hunting" but there is no such restriction on fishing. I would not want to be the test case.
     
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