Florida Carry Wins Lawsuit Against Broward County’s Illegal Gun Laws

Florida Carry Wins Lawsuit Against Broward County's Illegal Gun Laws
Florida Carry Wins Lawsuit Against Broward County's Illegal Gun Laws

Tallahassee, FL – -(AmmoLand.com)- Florida Carry, Inc. has emerged victorious in their lawsuit against Broward County and County Administrator Bertha Henry in which they sought a permanent injunction to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners from the county's multiple illegal ordinances that burden nearly all aspects of firearms ownership, use, transfer, and possession.

“Broward County has ignored repeated attempts since 2011 by Florida Carry to gain its compliance with state law and left us with no choice but to file this case,” said Florida Carry Executive Director Sean Caranna. “Let this case serve as proof that when local officials refuse to stop breaking the law in order to deny the rights of Floridians, Florida Carry will act to demand that people's rights be protected.”

Since 1987 the Florida Legislature has preempted firearms law and issued state-wide licenses to carry for self-defense.

Florida Carry has prompted the repeal of anti-gun ordinances and regulations in over 200 Florida jurisdictions, including municipalities, counties, colleges, and state agencies.

“Usually the jurisdiction is responsive to our notification that there is a problem and no lawsuit is necessary,” noted Caranna. “Unfortunately, that was not the case with Broward County.”

In his ruling, Judge Carlos Rodriguez granted Florida Carry's request for summary judgment and permanently enjoined Broward County from enforcing their illegal gun laws. Florida Carry was also awarded reimbursement of legal fees.

Florida Carry won a similar case against the University of North Florida (UNF) in 2011. In Florida Carry v. UNF the First District Court of Appeal ruled that “The legislature's primacy in firearms regulation derives directly from the Florida Constitution… Indeed, the legislature has reserved for itself the whole field of firearms regulation in section 790.33(1)…”

“It is a rare and unfortunate circumstance when local government leaders decide to willfully break state law, despite the personal penalties. When local officials are willing to knowingly violate the law in order to suppress the rights of law-abiding gun owners, they can expect that we're going to make them pay for it.”


About Florida Carry:

Florida CarryFlorida 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. www.floridacarry.org

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Arny
Arny
10 months ago

Until there are personal penalties attached, such as going to jail or being fined PERSONALLY. They will keep stepping on peoples rights. I personally believe they should automatically be removed from office ,pay a fine & go to jail.

191145
191145
10 months ago

Now it’s time to file suit under USC 18 – 242 and really put the screws to all those connected to denying constitutional rights .

Don
Don
10 months ago

What Broward laws did they get rolled back?

hippybiker
hippybiker
10 months ago

I did some research on her race. Yeah. You know!

Core
Core
10 months ago

A battle won in the larger war against tyranny! Celebrate and press on, these Democratic Autocrats are assaulting the US Constitution and every single citizen inalienable rights by doing so.

Wass
Wass
10 months ago

The mindset of these obstreperous libs is an annoying presence in an otherwise wise thinking community. The root of this is that many migrants come to Florida, Nevada, Arizona, Virginia and other “conservative” states, mainly for better tax situation, housing availability and weather. The bring with them the same Dem voting habits which helped debilitate the places they left behind. The only solution (if there is one) is to get in their faces to shame them.

Vern
Vern
10 months ago
Reply to  Wass

These people aren’t smart enough to know what shame is, that’s why they follow the left.

UncleT
UncleT
10 months ago

Wait, so these public officials were breaking the law and the court orders to stop breaking the law, and, we think they will actually stop breaking the laws? Lol…..Since there are no punishment for these public officials, what makes anyone think they will stop breaking the court order / breaking the law? DC is doing this after the Court ordered them to allow their residents the right to own guns in the city limits. They ignored the court ruling. Don’t y’all get it yet, these public officials are above the law. Until they are actually punished breaking the laws, nothing… Read more »

Vern
Vern
10 months ago
Reply to  UncleT

IF, the news media were capable of telling the truth, it would be known how corrupt these people are and the communities would take care of the problem. But you know politicians and the news media, corrupt to the core, and they don’t want things to change.

Nanashi
Nanashi
10 months ago

Marion Hammer was seen desperately looking for a way to steal credit.

Jaque
Jaque
10 months ago

Link to legal docs. https://www.floridacarry.org/litigation/21-flcourts/104-florida-carry-v-broward-county

I have lived in Broward County Fla. for 46 years did not know these ordinances existed. Great Work for Florida Carry and they just gained another paying member. Where was Wayne ?

BrainMatters
BrainMatters
10 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

In November, Broward County will prove it is not worthy of independent governance, when they re-elect a Sheriff removed from office by the Governor and Legislature. I am for revoking their County Charter Status effectively removing all locally created laws and ordinances and reverting them to only State Laws.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
10 months ago

Good win. The next, obvious question is wither or not Mrs.. Henry and any other of the Broward county officials who were actively working in this criminal conspiracy going to be prosecuted? You can bet if you or I discriminated against people like this we’d be facing charges or in jail already. So, if they aren’t, it aint over yet.

Arm up, carry on.

Finnky
Finnky
10 months ago

Florida Carry was granted reimbursement of their legal expenses. Unfortunately that money comes from the tax payers oppressed by Mrs. Henry rather than Mrs. Henry’s pocket.
Politicians and police have limited immunity to legal action for acts committed in line of duty. I believe criteria has been met to strip Mrs. Henry of her immunity by notification provided by Florida Carry – she cannot claim to have been unaware of the law or that she was violating it. Ongoing knowledgeable and willful violations certainly seem egregious.

Jaque
Jaque
10 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

The county will probably use the money they got for school security that has not been used. School security is pathetic in Broward. I have been in a charter school and a regular elementary school and they are lacking in many areas I will not detail here for obvious reasons. My grandaughter is in one of these schools and I worry every day.

Xaun Loc
Xaun Loc
10 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

While we do agree that schools should use reasonable security measures, I have to ask one thing. You say you “worry every day” because your granddaughter is in a Broward County school every day. Are you also worried about her being stuck by lightning? The odds of being struck by lightning are about ten times worse than the odds of being involved in any mass shooting.

Tionico
Tionico
10 months ago
Reply to  Xaun Loc

if my granddaughter were in a Broward County school, I would worry too.. and my worry would NOT be over whether the next staged school= massacre with black and ugy scary rifles would end her young life. There are hundreds of other far more dangerous factors to which her attendance at those schools would expose her. Consider how many violent actions the murderer at Parkland School committed on the campus of THAT school prior to his most recent one. And the administratioindid nothing useful, even AFTER those acts. Nor did county law enforcement, after he had perpetrated at least FOUR… Read more »

Vern
Vern
10 months ago
Reply to  Jaque

The only skin the left cares about is the one they are living in. It is too bad those who vote left can’t see, even when all this is exposed, that they should look for other solutions. But will full blindness can’t be cured.