This is a discussion on Open carry to make a point? within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by heymarv I don't know that they alone were responsible for getting it passed, but, OC Texas was obviously involved and keen to ...
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
THE BACK STORY OF THIS INCIDENT:
"In 1987 Florida became a "Shall-Issue" state for concealed carry licenses.
To ensure that gun owners would not be met with thousands of differing local regulations, the state legislature also passed preemption of all firearms laws. Amongst the ordinances invalidated was Dade County (JANET RENO'S) ban on openly carrying an unconcealed handgun.
Janet Reno, State Attorney for Dade County at the time, called on the legislature to close what she called a loophole in the new statewide carry laws and outright ban Open Carry throughout the state. Having just lost their fight against Shall-Issue concealed carry, the future US Attorney General, a handful of Florida Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and newspapers statewide went on the offensive to call for a special session of the legislature to close what they dubbed the "Dodge City Loophole"¯.
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer initially fought the open carry ban, explaining that allowing state wide open carry was not a loophole but a carefully planned and considered provision of the carry laws. NRA then announced that they would not fight the open carry ban at that time but pick up the issue during the next regular legislative session. The reason given was to delay implementation of open carry provisions while people became accustomed to concealed carry. While in special session over an unrelated tax matter, the legislature added the open carry ban to the agenda and quickly passed the measure.
30 years later, the Open Carry Ban that Janet Reno so skillfully lobbied for still stands in Florida. "
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Don't be the internet goof that types things you wouldn't have the courage to say to someone's face.
Ding Dong the witch is gone! Time to get rid of that law.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
BTW in 1988 there were 32,814 CWPs in Florida. in 2017 there were 1,784,395...........guess it's not "Dodge City"
1.2 million were added since Obama took office in 2008...............Thanks Barry!!
If I recall correctly, some dudes wanted to make news ink w ARs in public places, and the Uber leftie Cali legislature (who likely did not even know that OC was the law at the time) quickly banned it.
From then on, it was difficult to even transport a weapon in a car in cali (CCW holders were excepted to an extent).
Sometimes it is a horrible idea to force the issue; however if one absolutely wants to be newsy, then non threatening optics are the very best way.
Armed And Harmless
Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
- - Sir Winston Churchill, 1941
Please remember that in FL until recently ANY minor and accidental showing of a pistol because your cover garment rode up, slipped, etc. could result in your being body-slammed to the ground by a Peace Officer and arrested. Don't think it happened to 50+ year old law-abiding citizens of FL? Use google and see. Again, the 2A says "shall not be infringed". It doesn't say "officer discretion" or even "judicial discretion" or G*f forbid elected DA decision - it says "shall not be infringed".
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
- Thomas Jefferson 1787
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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