Friday, June 10, 2016
FL: Open Carry Ban goes to Florida Supreme Court
The open carry ban was lobbied for by none other than the Clinton administration's infamous AG, Janet Reno, of the Waco massacre. It was passed in a special session after the concealed carry law was passed earlier in 1987.
Law-abiding Floridians should be allowed to openly carry firearms in public, a gun-rights groups argued Wednesday to the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of a man arrested four years ago while strolling with a visibly holstered weapon in Fort Pierce.
Florida Carry attorney Eric Friday said the state's nearly 30-year-old concealed-weapons law violates the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment, which he said requires people to be allowed to openly carry guns. Lawmakers this year considered a proposal to allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry firearms, but the bill did not pass.