Friday, May 16, 2014

FL: Balanced Coverage of Open Carry

Open  carry is getting more positive attention in Florida.  This article by is well balanced, including an anonymous quote from "police" that they feel they are being "baited".

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Packing heat and catching fish.
The the way some local gun owners assert their right to bear arms -- and it's completely legal.

Members of Florida Carry, a group that wants to preserve and expand gun rights, meet across the state to exercise their right to open carry while fishing, hunting or camping the second Saturday of every month.

At the Jacksonville Beach pier, there's plenty of packed heat.

"Most people go 'I didn't know you could do that,'" said Chuck Berlinghoff, a member of Open Carry and active participant in Second Saturday.

It's a right guaranteed by Florida law and one that Florida Carry members want to educate the public about.

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