Open Carry & Fishing Events in Five Florida Cities Tomorrow
Join Florida Open Carry for events to be held in Tampa, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ft. Myers, and Daytona Beach on Saturday November 6th.
Florida –-(Ammoland.com)- Campaign to restore open carry rights in Florida. Florida Open Carry will hold simultaneous “Open Carry & Fishing Events” in Tampa, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Ft. Myers, and Daytona Beach from 10am to 12pm on November 6th.
- Tampa at Ballast Point Park
- Jacksonville at Metropolitan Park on the St. John’s River
- St. Augustine at the Usina Boat Ramp
- Ft. Myers at the Tarpon Street Fishing Pier
- Daytona at Port Orange’s Dunlawton Causeway Park
Full Details here: http://www.meetup.com/Florida-Open-Carry/calendar/list/
Florida Open Carry’s Sean Caranna stated that “Governor Elect Rock Scott recently pledged his support for repealing the ban on open carry due to the practical and constitutional issues it causes.” Mr. Caranna continued, “We are here to remind our elected officials that we expect them to pass an open carry bill this coming session. Most of the 6 million gun owners of Florida are watching to see what is done with this second chance for our elected officials.”
Open carry is legal in 43 states and most states require no license to open carry. Florida is one of only seven states with wide ranging prohibitions on carrying unconcealed, properly holstered, handguns. This presents a huge problem in the summer heat or while engaged in many Florida outdoor activities.
It’s just not practical, or even sometimes possible, to conceal a standard sized handgun in regular summer attire. But in accordance with the current Florida statute 790.25 (3) (h), adults may carry an unconcealed handgun, without a license, while lawfully fishing or going directly to and from the fishing area. There are also similar exceptions for hunting, camping, and target shooting.
Florida also preempts all firearms laws under Florida statute 790.33 insuring that counties and municipalities can not impose firearms or ammunition restrictions. This insures equal treatment and identical laws for everyone who is legally armed throughout the state.
Florida Open-Carry.org is engaged in a campaign to restore open carry rights in Florida. If successful, this repeal will eliminate the practical and constitutional problems arising from generally restricting law abiding citizens to only licensed, taxed, and concealed carry in Florida.
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Florida Open-Carry.org is a grass roots organization of Florida residents who endeavor to raise awareness in the community of our second amendment rights. Our primary goal is to help educate others about their right to legally open carry and advocate for repeal of the general ban on open carry in Florida. Florida is one of only seven states where open carry is generally illegal. Visit: www.open-carry.com