Complaint Filed as Florida Law Enforcement Officers Bend the Law to Stop Open Carry Rights Bill

Complaint Filed as Florida Law Enforcement Officers Bend the Law to Stop Open Carry Rights Bill

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Florida –-(Ammoland.com)- It appears that members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office may have violated the law in order to influence the Florida Senators.

During his testimony before committee, Captain Mike Fewless stated, “I actually stopped by every one of you guys’s office this morning (and) dropped off seven photographs of some biker outlaw gang guys that have carrying concealed firearm permits. Those are the ones we’re worried about carrying.”

Florida Statute 790.0601 expressly forbids the release of personally identifying information of a person who has applied for or who has received a license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm. The pictures were obtained from a secure law enforcement database that is illegal to access for anything other than investigation of crimes or license verification. The specific circumstances in which that information may be released are with the express written consent of the licensee, by a court order upon showing a good cause, or upon request of a law enforcement agency in connection with performance of lawful duties. There is no exemption for release of identifying information by anyone for the purposes of furthering a political agenda. Further, the bikers have NEVER been convicted of any felony yet the Sheriffs wish to deprive them of their rights without due process.

A complaint has been made to the Orange County State Attorney’s Office and they are investigating.

It is apparent that member agencies of the Florida Sheriffs Association may be willing to embellish circumstances, bend the law, and intentionally misrepresent facts in order to influence the committee and the legislature at large in order to maintain their virtual monopoly on open carry. Ironic since in 1987, when shall-issue concealed carry was being debated, the same association stated they preferred open carry over concealed carry so their deputies would not have to guess at who was armed.

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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

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    Jerry L Sorrells
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    Jerry L Sorrells

    99% of cops used to be honest. Mybe 50-50 now. They can't win no matter what they do. And as for John Q public

    we are left up to the officer how he feels if he got some that morning ect!!! Sometimes you give a man or women

    20 pounds of gear to hang on there belt it goes to there head, The God sendrome. Others do a fine job that has to be done. I myself have no problem with cops.

    Ruben Sebastian
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    Ruben Sebastian

    Appears Florida is still one of them Good O'l boys state. Why is Law Enforcement that is here to SERVE the public! using our hard earned TAX dollars to lobby our Legislature? It is about time that The State of Florida and all Florida Law Enforcement angencies respect the United States CONSTITUTION Under our FRIST AMMEDMENT RIGHTS and allow us the LAW abiding citizens the RIGHT to openly carry! This just goes to show how some officer think that they are ABOVE THE LAW! LET FREEDOM RING!

    BambiB
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    BambiB

    Cops committing crimes to enhance their authority.

    What else is new?

    robert krawiec
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    robert krawiec

    Maybe the sheriff should apply for a job in New Jersey. He is a perfect fit, anti-gun, anti-carry and has no regard for the law he swore to uphold. Maybe he should run for public office.

    Stu Strickler
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    Stu Strickler

    Maybe this Sheriff will get stupid and release my name and picture!

    I would suggest that he read Floridia Code 790!

    If he does and I find out about it, he will be in court at my invitation!

    Tim
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    Tim

    Since when should we allow public employees to LOBBY for changes in the law? It's one thing if the legislature solicits the opinion of law enforcement. It's another thing entirely for the sheriff's department to send lobbyists to Tallahassee.

    yabadaba
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    yabadaba

    All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing. Because evil lies and uses every scheme and artifice to accomplish it's purpose.

    This is what your government and many of their enforcers think of the average person and more often than not, are now based upon conjecture and opinion and not the law, or even the spirit of the law.

    drneal
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    drneal

    just goes to show how far above the law some sheriffs think they are

    bobthegunslinger
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    bobthegunslinger

    we can only hope that these leo`s will be removed from office and/or fined heavily for their indiscrestions!i`am not biker,but have many friend`s that are and are family people,so this guy is either profiling or is just wanting to be the high school bully he never was!

    david
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    david

    During his testimony before committee, Captain Mike Fewless stated, “I actually stopped by every one of you guys’s office this morning (and) dropped off seven photographs of some biker outlaw gang guys that have carrying concealed firearm permits. Those are the ones we’re worried about carrying.” This comment makes no sense to me. They have permits, but if they open carry they will shoot the sheriffs all of a sudden for some reason? Florida is one of the few states that does not allow open carry, and the states that do, and have, did not have this experience – as… Read more »

    John
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    John

    Good show. Its time someone calls out the antis when they cheat.