Florida’s ban on the open carrying of firearms, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution as well as Article I, Sec. 8 of the Florida Constitution, Declaration of Rights. The current ban was passed as an ill-conceived emergency measure, without committee hearings or time for deliberations. It was passed in the wake of sweeping reforms to Florida firearms law, and in response to manufactured hysteria, that the unlicensed carry of firearms into so-called sensitive places would cause untold harms.
While the rights of Floridians to keep and bear arms have long been recognized, so have attempts to prevent certain classes from being armed. These regulations were well recognized as applying only to certain races. These suspect regulations, in addition to having a questionable history, as drafted also infringe on the fundamental individual rights of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves, their families and the State.
More on the case at: http://www.floridacarry.org/litigation/21-statecourt/70-norman-v-state