Sheriff Gualtieri Could Get a Gun Owner or a Deputy Killed

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri training deputies to kill law-abiding gun owners.

Florida Carry
Florida Carry, Inc.

Tallahassee, FL -( Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is not above fabricating his own version of the truth to get his way.

Even after the outright lies he was telling about the Open Carry bill were exposed in the press, the Sheriff continues to act as a purveyor of falsehoods and irrational fear.

The law-abiding gun owners of Florida have every faith in the professionalism and judgement of most law enforcement officers. It seems that we have more faith in Gualtieri’s deputies than the Sheriff does himself. The message that Sheriff Gualtieri is spreading now is that his deputies will violently attack, and may even murder, law-abiding gun owners who openly carry. His latest threats came in a statement to The News Service of Florida that “at a minimum, they’re going to be thrown down on the ground with a gun pointed at them – or worse.” And if good citizen with a concealed weapon walks into, say, a bank during an armed robbery, when officers arrive, “he’s going to take one in the chest because he’s a threat.” At the same time Law Enforcement lobbyists are working to insure that “bad apple” officers are immune from prosecution or civil liability if they abuse the rights of legal gun owners.

If Sheriff Gualtieri us unable to better train his deputies, if he is unable to maintain a disciplined and professional law enforcement agency of public servers, if he is going to continue his attempts to cause a potentially deadly rift between the gun owning community and his department’s hard working deputies that could get a citizen or a law enforcement officer killed… Then Sheriff Gualtieri is unfit to serve the people of Pinellas County and should resign or be removed.

Open and Concealed carry works in 45 States, it’s an insult to Florida law enforcement to believe that they are incapable of telling the good guys from violent criminals. Bob Gualtieri is a bully with a badge who would be better suited to be a street cop in Iran than a Sheriff in Florida.

Fortunately, there are still good law enforcement leaders in Florida who support your right to bear arms like Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

About Florida Carry, Inc.:

Florida Carry, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the fundamental rights 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, Sections 2 and 8 of the Florida Constitution. Florida Carry stands to represent our supporters, members, and millions of defensive arms owners of Florida. We are not beholden to any national organization’s agenda that may compromise that mission. Florida Carry works tirelessly toward striking down ill-conceived gun and weapons control laws that have been proven to provide safe havens to criminals and be deadly to law-abiding citizens.

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I lived in Pinellas County FL for 18 years I voted for that Sheriff in his last election. I am also a concealed carry license holder in Florida. After reading this, I am I moved to Oklahoma 3 months ago. We have both concealed and open carry here. Sheriff Gualitieri is dangerous and should be fired.

Spencer J. "Pick" Lyman

There’s ONE and ONLY ONE REASON for Spreading All the Anti-Gun Fears and Demands for Confiscation of Weapons, and that Would be for the Protection of Would Be Power Mongers Wanting to Have Total Control Over the Entire Populist.
The Gov’t Would Have No Threat Factor in Making Any Desired Changes in the Laws of the Land to Suit the Gov’ts Agendas, Say Like the New World Order…


So how are they going to handle it when someone who is legally carrying, has to shoot an assailant, but then, even though he is a law-abiding person who would normally call 911 and wait at the scene, instead opts to flee the scene without calling it in, out of fear of being shot by one of the Sheriff’s men when he arrives? Hmmm…Do you think public awareness of this sheriff’s stupid and arrogant public statements would help in a legal defense, in that case?


I am 59, and ever since I can recall here in Arizona we have been able to open carry. None of those ‘fears’ of Sheriff Gualtieri expressed has ever happened here, that I am aware of. I open carry most of the time and LEO’s never give it or me a second look.

Sorry Sheriff Gualtieri, your fears are unfounded. And if your officers are throwing innocent would-be wittiness’s to the ground, there are big problems with you and the training you provide your officers.

Florida John

Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is my county’s sheriff. He is on the wrong side of these gun rights issues. He also was very outspoken and an advocate for banning gun owners and concealed carry permit holders from taking their firearms with them when ordered to evacuate during Florida’s hurricane or natural disasters. Gualtieri did spend a short time as a street cop, but rapidly rose representing local law enforcement on federal anti-drug & money laundering taskforces. Some in the dept consider him to have been a REMF. He then practiced law for a time before returning to the sheriff’s Dept as… Read more »


Nobody good will be shot. People who don’t own firearms, think those that do, share their ignorance. It’s very telling, and would be laughable, if it weren’t so aggravating listening to their babble. Firearm owners, especially those who carry, are very competent, are aware of their surroundings. They shoot well, and know what procedures to take, in various scenarios. It’s all part of the training and discipline involved with having a carry permit, and being a responsible gun owner. Anti-gun zealots should hold their tongue and fears, until they consult with the NRA. The NRA, being a world Authority on… Read more »

Charles Kimberl

I’m from Florida, born and raised. Knowing pretty much how things work here, my first question is where is this ahole originally from? Sounds like Chicago or New Jersey for starters. Dig a little deeper on this story. I once lived in Pinellas County and it was very nice.


This bozo’s county is populated with former NY & NJ residents. They voted in idiots on their home states who passed laws and made the states unfit to live in. Then they moved to FL and are voting in the same types of idiots and make FL unfit too live in.