I just talked with the Big Lagoon State Park, Perdido Key, FL Manager and Ass’t manager this morning on my walk. They told me in a couple of weeks a No-Permit required law will be passed in Florida allowing folks to conceal carry without a permit…
I was wondering how long it would take…We’ll see how this pans out. Hopefully the nut cases out there will behave themselves!
Also I just learned that it’s legal to open carry in the Park, when fishing or camping. Manager told me they have seen guys in there at the docks fishing with AR’s hanging off their backs.
When Utah passed our constitutional carry law we heard about roving gang of armed thugs randomly killing innocent box checkers everywhere, a little exaggeration but you get my point. So far we haven’t seen it. There have been some cases of misguided idiots showing/shooting their guns in unwarranted situations but nothing like the wild wild west we were told would occur.
I got this info from State Park Ranger managers, so I’m assuming they are in the know.
I have mixed feelings about this Bill. Even though I’m a firm 2nd Amendment advocate, given my almost 70 years being around firearms, and my background, I’m concerned with gun violence increasing and those people out there without the mentality to respect firearms, and be responsible. This is not some paintball sport we’re talking about.
Open carry while fishing has been legal for a long time, not just at that park. In the second video, the first officer knows him and the guy doing the video state he was a friend for over 20 years, went to school with him, and subscribes to his channel, so knows clearly who he is and what he does. We have incidents like this, due to our not exercising our rights, where innocent people are harassed by the police for no reason other than they do not like people exercising their rights.