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Posted: 10/26/2010 8:41:55 PM EDT
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/todaysbuzz/tuesday/sfl-open-carry-buzz-10262010,0,5644076,full.story


The Sun-Sentinel is one of our liberal rags. Let's turn this poll the other way around.

Currently 59% opposed.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:47:20 PM EDT
[#1]

Hit
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:52:35 PM EDT
[#2]
hit..

nice wild west video
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:53:46 PM EDT
[#3]
What do you think?
Should Floridians be allowed to carry weapons openly?

No way. We have already given the gun lovers too much freedom with their guns in Florida. Now to just let them carry their guns openly and wave them at everybody? Are you nuts? (6160 responses)

59%

Absolutely yes. The vast majority of states allow people to carry guns openly. It is a right that all gun owners should have, despite the whining of the gun-hating liberals. (4257 responses)

41%

10417 total responses

(Results not scientific)

Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:54:53 PM EDT
[#4]
hit
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 8:57:19 PM EDT
[#5]
I tagged yes for you, we are losing right now though, add firemission in all caps to the title of this.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:02:44 PM EDT
[#6]
Thanks for the help, guys. I appreciate it.

Rick Scott (R), candidate for Governor has said that he will sign an open carry bill if it crosses his desk. He is holding a razor thin lead according to the latest polls, but this race is a nail-biter, for sure.

Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:25:55 PM EDT
[#7]


As of 01:25am Oct. 27, 2010







Should Floridians be allowed to carry weapons openly?




                   




  •                                

    No way. We have already given the gun
    lovers too much freedom with their guns in Florida. Now to just let
    them carry their guns openly and wave them at everybody? Are you nuts?
    (6162 responses)






                                   


                                       

    59%




                                   

                               



  •                                

    Absolutely yes. The vast majority of
    states allow people to carry guns openly.  It is a right that all gun
    owners should have, despite the whining of the gun-hating liberals.
    (4280 responses)






                                   


                                       

    41%




                                   

                               



                   

10442 total responses




                   

(Results not scientific)





 
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:37:10 PM EDT
[#8]
hit losing bad
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 9:57:17 PM EDT
[#9]
no link...
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 10:01:30 PM EDT
[#10]
HIT still loosing

   *

     59%
   *

     Absolutely yes. The vast majority of states allow people to carry guns openly. It is a right that all gun owners should have, despite the whining of the gun-hating liberals. (4293 responses)

     41%

10455 total responses
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 10:05:11 PM EDT
[#11]
I have the page but where is it?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 10:06:59 PM EDT
[#12]
Thanks for posting this so I could add another No vote. There are already provisions in Florida law for openly carrying firearms in situations where it makes sense to do so. Want to carry a gun to the grocery store? Get a CWP. Sorry attention whores, you won't be able to jock up and walk around looking cool with your pistol...

After watching the associated video, it's refreshing to see several of the people interviewed that were against open carry were interviewed outside one of the largest gun shops in Broward county, and were obviously 'gun people'.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 10:12:56 PM EDT
[#13]
Hit...still losing badly.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:08:03 AM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Hit...still losing badly.


Still losing.  
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:14:56 AM EDT
[#15]
done
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:16:27 AM EDT
[#16]
I hit it
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:51:34 AM EDT
[#17]
I hit it.  We are still way behind.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:01:15 AM EDT
[#18]
Hit
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:15:28 AM EDT
[#19]
did hit
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:20:12 AM EDT
[#20]



Quoted:


Thanks for posting this so I could add another No vote. There are
already provisions in Florida law for openly carrying firearms in
situations where it makes sense to do so. Want to carry a gun to the
grocery store? Get a CWP. Sorry attention whores, you won't be able to
jock up and walk around looking cool with your pistol...



I'd rather put up with the small percentage of OCers who do so looking for attention, if it means I don't have to rely on asking the government for permission to exercise a right, which is what your CWP is.



I'm just happy I live in a state where unlicensed open carry has been upheld by our courts as a state constitutional right, and most who do it here don't do it for attention. In fact, until Jul. 2010, one had to OC (if one didn't want to leave it
somewhere else) in restaurants that served alcohol in order to stay
legal. Now we can do either like most other states.. And we can still get our CHPs if we want (I support both OC and CC but don't like having to pay a fee to do the latter.)
 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:21:29 AM EDT
[#21]
Quoted:
hit..

nice wild west video


+1
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:38:59 AM EDT
[#22]





Quoted:



Thanks for posting this so I could add another No vote. There are already provisions in Florida law for openly carrying firearms in situations where it makes sense to do so. Want to carry a gun to the grocery store? Get a CWP. Sorry attention whores, you won't be able to jock up and walk around looking cool with your pistol...





After watching the associated video, it's refreshing to see several of the people interviewed that were against open carry were interviewed outside one of the largest gun shops in Broward county, and were obviously 'gun people'.



As a Florida Police Officer I don't give a shit about your opinion. People have the right to open or conceal carry. This isn't about attention whores, this is about constitutional rights.





So you or I shouldn't have the right to choose how we wish to carry? What about those that only own one pistol and cannot conceal them properly? So should it be a crime because a tiny bit of pistol exposed itself? Should we limit the lower class from being able to conceal carry or open carry? Some cannot afford to take the class then pay the State their fee for a card that give you the "privilege" to carry for a set amount of time in places of their choosing.





If John Q Public wishes to legally open carry and they aren't criminals that break the law, LET ME CARRY. Law abiding citizens  don't break the law. Criminals do. Let the law abiding do as they wish. Punish the criminals, and punish them hard.
Another issue....









2nd Amendment, US Constitution


A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be
infringed.





Section 8, Article I, Florida State Constitution





SECTION 8.  Right to bear arms.––


(a)  The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of
themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be
infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by
law.
Italicized part should be stricken in my opinion








(b)  There shall be a mandatory period of three days, excluding
weekends and legal holidays, between the purchase and delivery at retail
of any handgun. For the purposes of this section, "purchase" means the
transfer of money or other valuable consideration to the retailer, and
"handgun" means a firearm capable of being carried and used by one hand,
such as a pistol or revolver. Holders of a concealed weapon permit as
prescribed in Florida law shall not be subject to the provisions of this
paragraph.






(c)  The legislature shall enact legislation implementing
subsection (b) of this section, effective no later than December 31,
1991, which shall provide that anyone violating the provisions of
subsection (b) shall be guilty of a felony.






(d)  This restriction shall not apply to a trade in of another handgun.








Italicized part should be stricken in my opinion





History.––Am. C.S. for S.J.R. 43, 1989; adopted 1990.



Our State Constitution if screwed up. With it being able to be amended every election through ballot is wrong. That is the same route California went through. I see Florida in the same position that California was thirty to thirty five years ago.




 
 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:42:06 AM EDT
[#23]

Should Floridians be allowed to carry weapons openly?


                   


  •                                
    No way. We have already given the gun
    lovers too much freedom with their guns in Florida. Now to just let
    them carry their guns openly and wave them at everybody? Are you nuts?
    (6167 responses)




                                   

                                       
    58%


                                   

                               


  •                                
    Absolutely yes. The vast majority of
    states allow people to carry guns openly.  It is a right that all gun
    owners should have, despite the whining of the gun-hating liberals.
    (4467 responses)




                                   

                                       
    42%


                                   

                               


                   
10634 total responses


                   
(Results not scientific)

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