FL Strawberry Festival - Carried with NO issues

FL Strawberry Festival - Carried with NO issues

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    FL Strawberry Festival - Carried with NO issues

    Went to the Strawberry Festival down here the other day. Its like a state fair in size and scope.

    I saw the standard no offensive shirts, alcohol and of course firearms. Since the signage doesn't carry weight in FL, I proceeded to the front gate, past the deputy sheriff who was watching for bad guys. Even said a few words to him when he spoke to my 3 year old.

    There were a LOT of LEOs at the festival. Even had one standing behind me while we were watching the BMX bikers put on thier show. That was the one place I thought I might be spotted and so I did not sit on the bleachers, but stood next to them. Turned around a minute or so later to find a deputy directly behind me. He was watching the show, and not me, so I just did the same. Never seen guys do tricks on bikes like that. Pretty amazing.

    I suppose the point of the story is that IF the deputies noticed I was carrying, they didn't do or say anything...even though there were signs outside of each gate saying no firearms allowed.


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    the whole point of concealed carry is to not be seen. so why is that even a question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer6 View Post
    the whole point of concealed carry is to not be seen. so why is that even a question?
    Because, despite best efforts, trained eyes will make you, at least some of the time.

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    +1 good post

    Did you at least have some strawberry's?

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    True, trained folks can make you. But, I think we worry too much about it.

    Im not worried about a little printing here and there. In the case of a spot where there was a sign such as there was in this case, Id be a little more cautious about printing since the LEO's were there.

    Generally, I cover it with a T-Shirt and act normal. No one really cares is what Ive found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bprepared View Post
    +1 good post

    Did you at least have some strawberry's?
    Can't go to the festival without eating strawberry shortcake.

    Yummm...
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    Was it crowded? I may head there tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaPhil View Post
    Because, despite best efforts, trained eyes will make you, at least some of the time.

    then you should probably find a better way to carry
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    Went there several years ago. Carried as I usually do. No problems. Just could not leave until I had strawberry shortcake!
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    I guess some of us are perfect and will never be detected. For the others including Me, A shirt will catch or bunch, the wind will blow, My demeanor may change. I may reach down to see if it has become exposed. I will also keep one side away from people more then other. I try my best to avoid these tell tale signs. And I think I am doing well. But to someone trained to spot them? Maybe, maybe not. It is a nice test to go mingle with them And not stand out. By the way, isn’t Florida Great! I didn’t make the fair, I went fishing and had a blast. Oh, and Welcome to the Forum.

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    I sure miss that Strawberry Festival ... I used to drive up there from Wauchula down in Hardee County.

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    Did they have strawberry beer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dherloc View Post
    I saw the standard no offensive shirts, alcohol and of course firearms. Since the signage doesn't carry weight in FL,

    Where can I find information to substantiate that statement?

    Thanks!
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