We had open or concealed carry here in Florida briefly (I think it was about a full 2 days) back in 1999 if I remember correctly and the hoplophobes/Brady liars and MSM hyped up the fear mongering to a feverish pitch like they usualy do, thus causing the law to be reversed.
There was a second attempt at this in Florida recently and it failed. There was even a police chief that said openly that he would be harrasing people if the law went through. I think he went as far as to say that he would encourage shooting anybody open carrying or something to that effect......... Wonderful.
Maybe the third time will be the charm and we'll get this done here someday......It would be nice.
What we need is for this to be like Arizona and other open carry states for awhile until folks get used to seeing it and become desensitized to it. Also, Open carry and or concealed would be great because the option to conceal or open carry. That way we wouldn't have the dilema of having to carry a smaller compact gun just so it conceals well and worrying about the gun becoming exposed and then hassled for it.
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