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    Ex-cop gets busted for open carrying in Florida

    What do you want to bet this guy get off with just a warning...

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2...friday-report/

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    Another story had the following to say:

    "In court Friday, prosecutors told Palm Beach Circuit Judge Krista Marx that Scott had five previous arrests, for a misdemeanor and four felonies.

    Scott leaned to Assistant Public Defender Juan Fernandez-Barquin and revealed he was retired from law enforcement positions with both the U.S. Department of Interior and the Department of Justice.

    "I find it hard to believe, with the felony (arrests)," Marx said. Scott then said he'd been a victim of identity theft.

    Assistant State Attorney Rob Melchiorre later said he'd checked and the arrest record was in fact for a different person."

    taken from the palm beach post

    Maybe they should have double checked his identity or asked the man if he was a criminal before stating it as fact before the judge. They're the only ones professional enough...

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    Scott was charged with carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
    was it concealed or was it open???

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    He also didn't understand why he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon when he wore the gun in plain sight, as advised by colleagues.
    His colleagues must not like him much, if they advised him to break the law. Or maybe they wanted him to be a test case for OC?
    As for why he was charged with CC, well, the knives apparently weren't worn on his belt for everyone to see.

    The gun, however, was obviously visible, which is apparently what the sheeple objected to, which leads one to wonder why...:
    Scott was charged with carrying a concealed firearm
    Scott is charged with two counts of carrying a concealed firearm
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    A police log states he wore a Glock handgun at his hip
    There are inconsistencies among the various news reports (no surprise):
    Scott has been charged with three counts each of carrying a concealed firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
    I've just never been so humiliated in my life
    Welcome to the real world. This is how the rest of us are treated.

    He says he has an AZ permit, which according to this http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/new...led_carry.html is reciprocal with FL. So if he'd been concealing he'd've been fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigfan View Post
    I read about this online and came here to read about the resposne from the OC forums here. Is OC not legal in FL?
    Nope!

    Visit the Florida sub-forum to read the discussions about trying to change that.

    stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigfan View Post
    I read about this online and came here to read about the resposne from the OC forums here. Is OC not legal in FL?


    id venture to say the ban on OC is unconstitutional...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigfan View Post
    I read about this online and came here to read about the resposne from the OC forums here. Is OC not legal in FL?
    Well, not entirely. OC is permitted at one's own place of residence and place of business. OC is also permitted while fishing, hunting, and camping and going to or coming from those activites. Finally, OC is permitted at a range. But that's pretty much it.

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    The AZ license is reciprocal IF the guy is an AZ resident. If he isn't then yea, he's violating FL law.

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