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    FLORIDA TV STATION HAVING TROUBLE finding someone to oppose open carry on-air

    http://blog.robballen.com/2010/11/04...-to-scare.post

    Having a hard time finding white people to scare

    Sean Caranna is the founder of Florida Open Carry. Hes got a television interview coming up where he is debating someone who is Pro-2A, but anti Open Carry.

    One slight problem

    A Tampa TV station wants to do a 4-minute point/counterpoint piece on open carry, but they are having a hard time finding someone who is pro 2A but anti open carry. All of the anti-2A people they have found have been nut balls! They called police agencies in the Tampa area but no one is anti open carry!

    I need to find someone to debate. Credentialed individuals such as NRA instructors would be best but anyone will do.

    The station wants to film by the 16th and air on the 18th.

    Know anyone?

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    Most of the cops on Glock Talk. Some probably live in Florida.

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    All set, it will be on Tampa Fox 13 on the 18th.

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    Any chance the discussion would be available on the net for those of us outside the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodog View Post
    Any chance the discussion would be available on the net for those of us outside the area?
    I'm sure it will be on their website. I'll post a link once it comes up.

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    Did they check the local gun shows?

    Everytime I've passed out fliers about open carry at the gun shows, I've always found pro-2a anti-OC people who feel so special with that little piece of plastic in their wallets and espouse the benefits of the "element of surprise." Not saying I don't have that expensive piece of plastic in my wallet (CC is better than No C) but it would be much more comfortable to lug my full size Glock around if I could do it openly. And quite frankly, if I never have to use the "element of surprise" by using the "element of deterrent", well that'd be just fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotshot718 View Post
    Everytime I've passed out fliers about open carry at the gun shows, I've always found pro-2a anti-OC people who feel so special with that little piece of plastic in their wallets and espouse the benefits of the "element of surprise."
    Bingo, the elitist only-ones have had it for too long in this State.

    I'd love to be shown that I'm wrong, but I still say it'll never happen here. The elitism is too well entrenched.

    The 'element of surprise' is for aggressors only. It has never served a defensive purpose, ever.

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    You don't need to find your own opponent. They can call up the Brady Campaign or whoever if they want to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Peterson View Post
    You don't need to find your own opponent. They can call up the Brady Campaign or whoever if they want to.
    I think they want to actually have an intelligent debate instead of one side talking about "shootouts in the streets."

    Some of the posts talk about needing a permit to carry. The issue is whether open carry should be allowed, period. The licensing aspect is another topic completely separate from OC/CC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by press1280 View Post
    I think they want to actually have an intelligent debate instead of one side talking about "shootouts in the streets.
    Exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StogieC View Post
    All set, it will be on Tampa Fox 13 on the 18th.
    make sure it gets recorded. i want to show your cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    defensivecarry.com would be another good place to look. Most of the members there are anti-OC, yet maintain the claim to being pro-2A.
    The only site I have every been banned from (or even warned) was for MENTIONING OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StogieC View Post
    All set, it will be on Tampa Fox 13 on the 18th.
    Must have missed it. Maybe they bumped it for the dog story ?


    I dvr' ed everything from good day Tampa bay at 4:30 am To 10 am, 1200 news, 5 news, 6 news, to the end of the 11 news. missed the news edge at 11 thing after that, but dvr'd that too when it airs this morning.

    Hope it shows up.
    Last edited by Bkerndt; 11-19-2010 at 07:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bkerndt View Post
    Must have missed it. Maybe they bumped it for the dog story ?


    I dvr' ed everything from good day Tampa bay at 4:30 am To 10 am, 1200 news, 5 news, 6 news, to the end of the 11 news. missed the news edge at 11 thing after that, but dvr'd that too when it airs this morning.

    Hope it shows up.
    see here: http://forum.opencarry.org/forums/sh...mes-to-Florida

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    Officer.com...well, most are anti-OC if not anti-carry.
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