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    Not allowed to open carry?

    well i been reading posts and from what i read. OC is baned in FL? i havent looked at the laws yet. thought i save time and see if i could find out faster here before. and from what i read its ban statewide? am i correct?

    if so i disapointed, coming down there in a couple months for a wedding and was hoping to do some open carry, mabye try to get my parents( florida residents) into OC. but i guess that wont be happening.

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    oc is limited to fishing, camping, and going directly to and from. This state sucks for OC, but isint that bad for CCW, apart from the poll tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vector View Post
    oc is limited to fishing, camping, and going directly to and from. This state sucks for OC, but isint that bad for CCW, apart from the poll tax
    And going to, at, and returning from the shooting range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mas49.56 View Post
    And going to, at, and returning from the shooting range.
    And at home, work, the range, etc.

    See Florida Statutes 790.25, section 3:
    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=& URL=Ch0790/SEC25.HTM&Title=->2009->Ch0790->Section%2025#0790.25

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mas49.56 View Post
    And going to, at, and returning from the shooting range.
    so how they prove your going to the range,camping,fishing etc? i mean so as long as ur in your car you could say your going to the range. hell even walking you could argue your walking there. i not saying i do this. i just curious how they inforce this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goalseter88 View Post
    so how they prove your going to the range,camping,fishing etc? i mean so as long as ur in your car you could say your going to the range. hell even walking you could argue your walking there. i not saying i do this. i just curious how they inforce this.
    You do not need to prove anything, the State has the burden of proof in this situation. That's in court.

    On the street, the LEO must have a reasonable suspicion to believe that you are not on your way to/from (and therefore committing a crime). If you have fish on a stringer or a fishing pole, tent, or sleeping bag. Or perhaps a range membership card or a range bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goalseter88 View Post
    so how they prove your going to the range,camping,fishing etc? i mean so as long as ur in your car you could say your going to the range. hell even walking you could argue your walking there. i not saying i do this. i just curious how they inforce this.
    This begs the question... Should you get a ride ALMOST to the range, then get out and walk the remaining quarter mile?

    I don't see how it's practical. About the only way to OC is to be 'asking for it.'

    There's a lake on the other side of town. I could walk smack through the middle of downtown Gainesville with a fishing pole on my way to Newnan's Lake. I'd have to walk right through the middle of 'the bad part of town,' too. I wonder if I stay out late, if I'd be guilty of the "the giant yellow ball of fusion in the sky is on the other side of the planet and this makes you a suspicious criminal" routine?

    Handgun only? [giggle]

    I absolutely know I'll be arrested, if not summarily executed. I haven't anything left to lose, so why not?

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    I'm actually looking for input on this.

    OK to get with a group of your buddies, ask for permission from the police, etc.

    But for some guy to just do it because it's legal, that's not acceptable and you would never condone it...?

    I wouldn't be doing what you want me to do, so I'm hurting the 'gun community.' Blah blah blah...

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    Yup. Just like I thought. Only members of the "we're buddies with LEOs club" and like to play dress up as phony detectives need apply.

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    what year did fl ban open carry

    would like to know what yr did fl ban open carry, my understand is sometime around 89 -90?

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    Quote Originally Posted by opencarryinmo View Post
    would like to know what yr did fl ban open carry, my understand is sometime around 89 -90?
    It was late in '87 shortly after the statewide concealed carry and preemption was passed.

    The wimps in Tallahassee caved to media pressure.

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    I have OCed many years ago when I lived in Pa. It was very uncomfortable in a suburban setting. Not sure I would OC here but would like it to be my decision.

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