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    HIT THIS POLL: CF News 13: rally could lead to being allowed to openly carry guns

    http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news...lorida-gun-law

    The group, Florida Open Carry, wants the state to allow legal gun owners to carry their weapons right out in the open on the belt as long as they are in holsters.

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    I prefer that carry be IN a holster, but I voted yes.

    BTW, Kudos to the poll author for making the question simple, clear, and to the point.

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    "Yes" vote placed from the southern land of Constitutional Carry.

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    Over 100 people showed up at the event in Melbourne.

    They want to be able to carry their gun in a holster in openly and they want state laws changed.
    Way to go Melbourne!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    I prefer that carry be IN a holster, but I voted yes.

    BTW, Kudos to the poll author for making the question simple, clear, and to the point.
    yeah, grammatically, and in fact - apparently one of the rally attendees took the bait from a reporter and handled his handgun outside his holster - let's spread the word folks, this is about the carry of properly holstered handguns - so that is what you do - carry in properly holstered handguns - old speak calmly and logically. that's all we have to do - the gun IN THE HOLSTER is a loud enough amplifier already.

    Every gun safety course teaches that unnecessary handling of firearms should be minimized or eliminated. When doing events and speaking to the press, the right answer is that the handling of firearms should is eliminated. Don't even let the press come into you home and watch you holster up when you remove the handgun from your safe.

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    Just voted. 69 Yes/28 No/4 Not Sure
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    It's now 67% yes 29% No let's be heard folks
    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    Please don't think I'm speaking without experience, as I've lived 11 years of my life in Florida. It's where I grew up.

    From the article:

    Most states allow open carry in some way or another and supporters believe it is their right.

    Opponents feel it is a threat to public safety and can be dangerous.

    The ban in Florida has been in place since 1987.

    So, for 14,000 years, Floridians have been able to keep and bear arms, except for 23 years, less than 0.00164 years (608 times longer).

    Did Florida somehow repeal criminal nature in human beings? Murderous intent?

    No?

    Then why in the world would they EVER deprive law-abiding citizens from the means with which those law-abiding citizens might defend themselves?

    I tell you, there are some real nuckleheads behind laws which prevent honest, law-abiding citizens from defending themselves, their loved ones, and property.

    "But open carry upsets people." As in "Eeeek! He has a gun!"

    Yeah? So what? Half of all Floridians have a gun. Get used to it, or find another country.

    See my signature for more.

    THANK GOD the "the few who're fearful of reality" number less than 28%. Heaven help our nation should those sheeple ever rise above a third of our population, as we'd be ripe for takeover. Might as well send an engraved invitation to Iran saying Florida's up for grabs.

    Damned nuckleheads, and I'm not talking about the Iranians. I'm talking about the 28% of the sheeple in Florida who voted "Guns? OMG!" in the poll.
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    One of the OCDO members, who is also a Facebook friend, posted pics of himself OC'ing on a pier in Tampa, while "fishing". One of his other buddies commented on the "thousand dollar gun, and ten cent Wal-Mart fishing rod". I don't think he landed any tarpon.

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    I have yet to figure out why people waste their time to vote in a poll with the answer "not sure" or "don't know"
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    I lived in Melbourne from 84-93, and I thank those who are actively working for open carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbender View Post
    I have yet to figure out why people waste their time to vote in a poll with the answer "not sure" or "don't know"
    At least they're thinking about it more than the ones who are anti-gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ixtow View Post
    At least they're thinking about it more than the ones who are anti-gun.
    While that is true, it is still a waste of time.
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    Single shot fire mission complete. We are still ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess View Post
    I lived in Melbourne from 84-93, and I thank those who are actively working for open carry.
    Tess, my thoughts exactly. If you're ever in-country, Tess (sorry for the anti-cshilvoursithdss)

    ,I'd like to buy you dinner! I even know where to park my napkin, thank you very much (burp).
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbender View Post
    I have yet to figure out why people waste their time to vote in a poll with the answer "not sure" or "don't know"
    If I might put on one of my more Machiavillin hats for a moment, I might BAN be able to answer that question.

    Then again, here in the US, we're all about giving each and ever one of us a a chance. Taking my machiavellan hat off for a moment, I agree - it's best place in is the garbage.
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    Voted Yes. An Undecided, Unsure option is necessary in a good poll. People are more likely to vote "No" when they are actually undecided then "Yes".. And if it's a scientific poll (this one is not), then that reports to the statistical percentage of the population that can most likely be swayed to one side or the other via arguments.
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