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    Join Florida Open Carry for the first Open Carry Fishing Event in the Daytona area for the independence day weekend!

    Saturday, July 3rd starting at 9am,
    Dunlawton Causeway Park, Port Orange, Florida, on the Halifax River.

    We will be at the pier West of the Bait Shop near the jet ski ramp.

    You will need your saltwater fishing license (shoreline license available free) to fish and you have to be fishing (or going directly to and from) to OC.

    We have coordinated with the Port Orange Police Department and City Attorney's Office to make sure the police are properly trained and we have a positive Open Carry event.

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    Here's a link to the location: http://parks.port-orange.org/pocp.htm

    And pictures of the pier we will be using.





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    doubt I would be able to make this, but in case anyone else is curious and doesn't want to ask...

    and recommendations for what level security the holster should be when open carrying? and what condition should the gun be in the holster?

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    To far away for me, but I hope you guys have a good time.

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    Wanshig wrote:
    ... recommendations for what level security the holster should be when open carrying? and what condition should the gun be in the holster?
    Fishing requires a lot of bending, casting, stretching, reaching, and such; so retention is a concern. I received most of my training in the military. I use a military field holster with a flap. I'm accustomed to it and it has served me well.

    Your condition level and holster of choice is a decision you have to make for yourself depending on your level of training, comfort, threat, retention requirement, etc...

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    There are grills on site. If someone else will bring soda and chips, I'll bring burgers.

    Just need to get a headcount.

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    I met with the Port Orange PD today to make sure that we are all on the same page; Everything went very well and I'm sure we will have a great day.
    As long as you are fishing and remain in the general fishing area you are OK to open carry. No problem if we need to run to the restroom or want to put some burgers on the grill there near the peer. Open carry is also fine directly on the way to and from where you will be fishing. Making a pit-stop at walmart or going inside the gas station would be treated at a detour and result in a less pleasant day.
    The Port Orange PD did recommend arriving early to make sure we get good parking spots. As always, expect a parking ticket if you illegally park at the port orange causeway park.

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    :shock:

    No, wait.

    :shock:

    I can make it. But I'm not fishing (not paying for a fishing license, that's even worse than paying for air), nor OCing. I'm going to actually have to see FL Cops not kill you all for laughs, first.

    :shock:

    :shock:

    :shock:
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    ixtow wrote:
    :shock:

    No, wait.

    :shock:

    I can make it. But I'm not fishing (not paying for a fishing license, that's even worse than paying for air), nor OCing. I'm going to actually have to see FL Cops not kill you all for laughs, first.
    Yes... because the police in Florida are apparently from Tiananmen Square?

    The three officers I met with were all very reasonable and courteous. This is actually a very gun friendly area.

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    StogieC wrote:
    Yes... because the police in Florida are apparently from Tiananmen Square?
    My experiences with FL Cops have been almost entirely "Kill him, he knows about our Meth Business!"

    ...already discussed elsewhere on this forum to the maximum extent I intend to.

    I'd be glad to OC in AZ, NM, UT, NV, VA, etc... But even with these 'when fishing' exceptions... I don't trust people who have tried to kill me at least a dozen times.

    Call me what you will, and I hope you're right. But I wouldn't put it past them to act cool with it, then just kill everyone and there be no mention of it in the news.

    Out on a dock, no cover? No way in HELL I'd do something like that with FL Cops around, much less pre-informed!
    "The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
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    Don't forget your tinfoil hat.

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    Now, for those of us who would like to promote responsible open carry in Florida and do not fear that the po-po will shoot a torpedo at the fishing peer...

    I've started a meet-up group to help keep us coordinated. Please join up. http://www.meetup.com/Florida-Open-Carry/

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    Mas49.56 wrote:
    To far away for me, but I hope you guys have a good time.
    How about organizing one in the panhandle? Just watch out for the tar balls.

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    Good News! Effective July 1, 2010 the Saltwater Shoreline Fishing license, which is available only to residents, is a no cost license.

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    StogieC wrote:
    Don't forget your tinfoil hat.
    Tinfoil doesn't do much for being shot at. Thanks anyway, but I'm pretty sure it won't stop a bullet.
    "The fourth man's dark, accusing song had scratched our comfort hard and long..."
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    Tyranny with Manners is still Tyranny.

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    Sean, I'd love to attend bro, but don't think i'd make it out there. good luck and have fun.

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    DKSuddeth wrote:
    Sean, I'd love to attend bro, but don't think i'd make it out there. good luck and have fun.
    Yeah, long drive from TX to FL to go fishing with pistol on your hip.

    I wonder if you guys could do the same thing in Texas... Any exceptions for fishing there?

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    StogieC wrote:
    DKSuddeth wrote:
    Sean, I'd love to attend bro, but don't think i'd make it out there. good luck and have fun.
    Yeah, long drive from TX to FL to go fishing with pistol on your hip.

    I wonder if you guys could do the same thing in Texas... Any exceptions for fishing there?
    Texas PC 46.15 (b) (3) is engaging in lawful hunting, fishing, or other sporting activity on the immediate premises where the activity is conducted, or is en route between the premises and the actor's residence or motor vehicle, if the weapon is a type commonly used in the activity;

    http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/Interne...rms/CHL-16.pdf
    Get out your fishing poles Texas!

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    I am actually interested in attending this. I don't like to fish though. I guess though if I get a fishing license and show up i am still good to go and can hang out, huh?

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    Bring a pole and throw a line in the water with some form of natural or artificial bait. You are now FISHING and legal to OC.

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    so do we have a head count? Me and the son might show up.

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    I'm still trying to sort out the head count but the more the better! Come on up!


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    i was just curious, being that its the holiday weekend &the race going on i try to stay away from that area. traffic is way too bad. but me and the family might attend. my son is 5 and i want him to start learning the responsible way.

    i'm curious if you have received any response of a protest or anything of the likes going to be there? just hoping it will be a pleasant event for all.

    also have you put up any fliers at strickland or asked the gun shops locally to help bring in people to support?

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    I know the guys at the indoor range are promoting it and I am planning to print up something to bring to Strickland this weekend.

    Traffic in Port Orange is NOTHING compared to what you will find around the speedway. Shouldn't be too bad at all.

    I don't anticipate any type of anti turnout but if there is, we will simply hand them a "Florida Carry Rights" flier and ignore them. All of the response thus far has been very positive.

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    Would love to go

    But I live about 2 hours away, and I don't fish. It's great that people are finally taking some initiative. Most excellent!

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