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Thread: Need advice for Florida OC via "fishing" exemption

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    DeLand, FL

    Need advice for Florida OC via "fishing" exemption

    I have decided to represent the OC movement by fishing on the Naples pier in Naples, Florida. I am pretty sure no one has OC'ed in this city of over 100,000 for over 25 years. I am under 21 but over 18, and know a majority of the FL laws extremely well (18 to buy handguns&ammo via private sale, securely encased for vehicular transport if not using fishing exemption, etc) but I'm just trying to cover all my bases here. The FL state statute regarding the "fishing" exemption is as follows:

    (3) LAWFUL USES.—The provisions of ss. 790.053 and 790.06 do not apply in the following instances, and, despite such sections, it is lawful for the following persons to own, possess, and lawfully use firearms and other weapons, ammunition, and supplies for lawful purposes:

    (h) A person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition;

    And I'm pretty sure no county or city can amend their own laws relating to firearms (besides up to 3 day wait on certain FFL handgun transactions) but I was looking for more information on whether or not I would need to show identification for simply open carrying (please cite statutes) or if there is any way the local LE could construed me walking through downtown towards the fishing pier with a cart including a fishing pole and a tackle box as some sort of disturbing the peace. I would also like to know if the definition of "expedition" could be compromised as I'll be by myself, and most reputable dictionary sites (not government institutions) consider expedition to be:

    a : a journey or excursion undertaken for a specific purpose
    b : the group of persons making such a journey

    Any advice or personal accounts would be nice.


    Last edited by Jake8x7; 12-15-2011 at 11:40 AM.

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