Florida Carry Files Action To Stop Daytona Beach from Confiscating Firearms

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Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- Florida Carry, Inc., filed an action to stop Daytona Beach’s illegal practice of refusing to return firearms to people, including veterans, who were Baker Acted but found to be no danger to themselves or others.

For too long, many jurisdictions throughout Florida have refused to follow the law.

In 2009 the Florida Attorney General made clear in an opinion that the continued detention of firearms after a person was released without being found to be a danger to themselves or others was prohibited by Florida law.

Despite the clear instruction from the Attorney General and the legal prohibition on creating their own firearms rules since 1987, these individuals and agencies who have sworn to uphold the law, have instead violated the law and the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Florida gun owners.

It is time to hold these jurisdictions responsible and require that these people in authority follow the laws they swore an oath to uphold and enforce.

As we previously reported, an honorably discharged combat vet called a veteran’s assistance hotline for someone to talk to. Instead of finding the sympathetic and understanding ear of a fellow vet, the VA hotline worker got the police to come out and take this man who has stood in defense of our country from his home and submit him for mental evaluation. The police officers also seized his firearms, bows, arrows, ammo and protective equipment. One talk with a qualified mental health professional was all it took for the doctor to determine that the vet was never a threat to himself or anyone else.

Now the police department refuses to give this man who has stood watch for our defense his guns back despite numerous previous court decisions and instructions from the Florida Attorney General that all instruct that his property should be immediately returned.

This problem has been found statewide and Florida Carry got involved in this case to protect the rights of all Floridians. The denial of personal property rights without just cause and the denial of the right to bear arms without due process of law must end now.

The case filing can be read here: Complaint_A.B_and_FL_Carry_v_Daytona

Florida Carry is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians to keep and bear arms for self defense as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article I Section 8 of the Florida Constitution. Florida Carry, Inc. was organized by a group of Florida gun rights activists in order to better coordinate activities, effectively lobby the state legislature, and to provide a legal entity capable of filing suit to demand compliance with state and federal law. Florida Carry stands only to represent our members and the over 6 million gun owners of Florida. We are not beholden to any national organization’s agenda that may compromise that mission.
Florida Carry works tirelessly toward repealing and striking down ill-conceived gun control laws that have been proven to provide safe havens to criminals and be deadly to law abiding citizens.

Florida Carry
Phone: 850-270-7486
Fax: 678-359-9816
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Sue to get your weapons back,sue for damages,and get this traitor scum out of office.I have a Florida non-resident CCW and was shocked to hear this is happening in Fl.

Another Vet

The offender in most likely the top LEO in whatever town, an appointee of the mayor or council. I can’t imagine an elected Sheriff doing something like this, although who knows, much stranger things have happened.
File a formal criminal complaint with the Sheriff if the offender is in the city, or with the PD if the offender is the Sheriff.
Otherwise a lawsuit, vigorously pursued, is next.

John e Ritenour

Shouldn’t be too hard to a stop to this. Local officials who refuse to comply with State Law regarding imposing additional restrictions on Florida Resident’s 2nd Amendment Rights with regards to where concealed carry is allowed and restrictions on shooting ranges already face the prospect of fines & jail time. I see no reason why new laws should be needed – just jail the policeman(en) and their respective supervisors and responsible local elected officials,slap them with the fines mandated by state law – and no problem – their firearms will be returned to their owners pronto.

A Vet

Soon I predict they will start recieving the bullets first. And God help them when the first innocent gun owner or Vet is harmed! That will have national instead of just regional consequences. Molon Labe! Its all just a dress rehersal for civil war or another revolution now. Yes they are making their lists, what they fail to realize is that we the people are making our lists too.


i bet the items produced legs and ran off and nobody knows where they’ve gone. nothing ever changes. Semper Fi my friends