Florida Carry’s Inaugural Second Amendment March 2018

Opinion by Phillip Evans

Florida Carry's Inaugural Second Amendment March 2018
Florida Carry's Inaugural Second Amendment March 2018 (click to view)

Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- Florida Carry's Region 5 Lead, Kevin Sona, is coordinating the organization's first Second Amendment open carry march on Saturday, April 7th 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Ocala, Florida. Marchers will meet at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 1510 NW 4th St., and walk to Tuscawilla Park for some freshwater fishing.

Open carry of both long arms and pistols is legal in Florida even without a weapons license, (open carry is generally banned, even when possessing a carry license) if one is not prohibited from possessing firearms and is doing (or going to or from) certain activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and target shooting.

The event is not limited to members of Florida Carry, but you should consider joining for only $25.00 per year if you want to help fight for your right to keep and bear arms in Florida.

Outside organizations funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg such as “Moms Demand Action”, “Everytown”, and others are pushing state politicians to strip Floridians of their self-defense rights. They are eagerly capitalizing on the emotions of the surviving victims of the Feb 14th Parkland School shooting which killed 17 and wounded others.

The passage of SB 7026, which was quickly signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott, was the supposed fix that Republicans offered to solve school mass shootings. It prohibits 18 to 20 year old adults from purchasing any firearm at all (lines 678-679), penalizing over 680,000 citizens for the act of one evil person.

Politicians with armed guards paid for by your tax dollars decreed that hundreds of thousands of adult tax-payers must be rendered defenseless to criminals, unless they are fortunate enough to have a friend or family member provide them a firearm as a gift, which the Nobility graciously allows under the new law.

The law also bans possession of any device that can enhance a firearm's rate of fire, meaning even normal after-market triggers can make one a felon. I suppose even disabled folks who need a little less poundage of trigger-pull should make prison reservations if they don't get rid of their lighter triggers rendering their guns unusable to them. Hand strength is not an excepted excuse to avoid the hoosegow.

Weapon Imprinting
Weapon Imprinting

An amendment to the bill to ban AR-15 style semi-automatic rifles was pushed hard by the Democrats but failed. Whether all at once or little-by-little, the gun-control train is picking up steam in Florida.

And the largest chunk of coal fueling it is the band of merry RINOs in the Florida House and Senate, who grin like the Cheshire Cat while proclaiming their love of the Second Amendment, and then plunge the knife into our backs after they get elected. Sure seems like the NRA should change many of those “A” ratings to an “F”.

With thousands migrating to Florida who don't care about their (and especially your) right to keep and bear arms, it's time to step up to the plate if you want to keep Florida from becoming like California or worse.

Another First Amendment way to protest is to conceal your firearm to be within the parameters of the law, but to make it obvious that you are armed. Be aware that when doing this, that those in control of private property may ask you to leave, and you must comply in order to avoid being charged with armed trespass, a felony. So carry in this manner primarily on publicly owned property where you cannot be trespassed merely for being peaceably armed.

Large festivals on public beaches and in public parks are good candidates for “printing” under clothing, or even for wearing t-shirts stating your are “Lawfully Armed”, “Licensed and Carrying”, etc. Wearing your spare ammo magazines uncovered is also legal, as the law only states that firearms must be concealed.

The anti-liberty crusaders certainly are vocal, organized, and in your face. Time for the good side to turn up the volume as well. I have a feeling there are a lot more of us than them, so comparatively speaking, let's drown them out.

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I bought a gun 22 mag first time never convicted of a crime marion county told me 3 days still DO NOT HAVE THE GUN BOUGHT05/7/2018 TODAY IS 5/16/2018 CALLED WAY SO LONG STATE FL 1 850 410 8139 TOLD ME IT COULD MONTH OR LONGER DELAY WOULD GIVE REASON THAT IS A SING OF SOCIALISM COMMUNISM THANK YOU RICK SCOTT

Debra Apple
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Debra Apple

The left does want not gun control laws, they want gun confiscation laws.

Mike
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Mike

Debra, It won’t stop there either. Look at London banning knives. The left wants us defenseless, and dependent on an inept, corrupt government to protect us. The good news can be found on any voting map though. Just look at all those little blue spots surrounded by red. Interrupt the flow of goods into those blue spots for a week or so, and those unarmed will be quickly eradicated by the criminals with guns. Choke a place like San Francisco for a couple weeks, and there wouldn’t be anything left to do but clean up the mess. We outnumber them,… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Make sure you have your white hoods and rebel flags with you, because that is exactly how this is going to come across with the start and end points.

I was originally looking forward to a mass of heavily armed, law abiding citizens gathering, but this is not going to be that. This is going to be more like that Rebel flag truck parade that drove through the upper West side. This will not be good PR.

Bad staging. Avoid.

Mike

Hank
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Hank

Who you scared of Mike?

Mike
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Mike

Well Hank, My gut reaction is to tell you that I had planned on having my AR-458 SOCOM slung over my right shoulder, and my AR-15 (5.56) over my left, and my Kimber 1911 on my back with 3 magazines each,, so I wasn’t afraid of much. After a moment of reflection and applied observation of our media, I have to admit that negative press on expressing 2A rights was my concern. Imagine the press reporting on a legal protest that began in a park in a ‘poor, oppressed minority neighborhood’, ended in a park the police K-9 units regularly… Read more »

Hardy Spires
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Hardy Spires

All of the politicians that are siding with the gun control crowd must be remembered when it is time to vote again. Their actions speak louder than words. If they betray us, we send them home jobless. Let them find an honest job working on an assembly line. They have sold us out for the praises of the MSM and the Hollywood idiots.

Mike
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Mike

Do any of you know the route this protest takes? Avoid if you are innocently trying to further the cause, and don’t know Ocala. Hello, you are starting in MLK Jr. Park. Don’t forget your white hoods and rebel flags if you plan on attending. It’s terrible optics.

I was planning on slinging an AR over each shoulder and attending, until I saw the route.

Good idea, wrong route.

Mike

Portabote
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Portabote

My new favorite shirt carries an updated version of Luke 22:36 with “AR-15” substituted for “Sword.” I suppose that now they’ll deny me freedom of religion and make it illegal for me to wear a shirt with a quote from the Bible written on it.

Dr. Shawn
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Dr. Shawn

When they can deny one fundamental right then it is easy to deny another.

David
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David

I thought printing of a ccw would get you arrested in Florida?

Dr. Shawn Berry
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Dr. Shawn Berry

If you accidentally print then you should be ok because the clothing is thin in Florida and we don’t intend on breaking any laws. Should we be held for something that is out of our control while doing a lawful act? I believe the law makes reasonable allowances for accidental printing but it opens you up to police brutality and or being criminally charged with carrying on private gun-free zones.

Steve
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Steve

It all falls back to the lack of integrity of our elected officials. They tell us what we want to hear then do what’s best for them. Hypocrisy running wild.

Wild Bill
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Wild Bill

@Steve, Yes, you are correct. The parties and lobbyists have corrupted our employees in government, legislators, judges, and bureaucrats alike. We need more and tougher controls over our employees. As long as we can not fire our employees in government, We the People are not the boss.

Missouri Born
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Missouri Born

Just because you have the right to carry in the open while hunting or fishing or on the way to do the same why flaunt your rights in the face of others who you may upset or make mad.
Be smart and work behind the scenes to get your task accomplished.

Jeffersonian
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Jeffersonian

Two German Jews are in a concentration camp and the National Socialist guards come to take them to the gas chamber.

The first Jew struggles and shouts, “You can’t do this, you filthy Nazis, this is murder!”

The second Jew turns to the first and says, “Quiet. Don’t make trouble.”

It’s long past time we all “made trouble”.

moe mensale
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moe mensale

Exercising one’s rights and flaunting one’s rights are not the same thing. People who don’t agree with a particular right and/or want it severely limited will always be triggered to anger or violence. Should that be a caveat to determine whether you should exercise that right? I don’t think so. As for working behind the scenes, that hasn’t worked out so well in Florida for many years. For many years, the FL legislature has been run by the GOP top to bottom. During that time identical events have unfolded. Time and again the same easy pro-2nd Amendment bills have been… Read more »

JS
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JS

So the firearms owners in Crappyfornia went down this route and it backfired. All it does is piss off the anti’s in a big way and they go pass a law banning OC. Florida seems to be a state in transition between conservative and becoming more and more left.
A better approach would be to hold a toy drive or OC while you repair a vets or seniors house. Giving back to the community goes a long way to getting respect back.

JohnV
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JohnV

In Florida open carry is only allowed while hunting and fishing, or going to and from those events. Even then, many have been arrested exercising that limited tight.

Lew Tripp
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Lew Tripp

The 2A doesn’t say a word about open or concealed carry, therefor, both should be allowed without a permit. The left does want not gun control laws, they want gun confiscation laws. That’s where socialism aka communism come to life.