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
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Looks like we have a fight on our hands.
What i don’t understand in florida is, why does it take so long to get your concealed weapon license. It’s going on 3 months what a joke!!! I have never been in trouble no speeding tickets. I worked for a school for 15 years. I have walked in to a gun shop and purchased a 9mm also a Ar 15 the same day. Came back in 3 days and took my guns home. Now i am still waiting for my license so i can carry my 9mm. What is this country comming too, it’s not free any more. I went to school for it,my friend had a guy come to his house payed him $50.00 and in 1 month he got his. I am still waiting on it, i have call them to see how much longer gave them the tracking number and was told they have not got to it yet. I wish i did it at home and pay $50.00 then go to school and pay with finger prints came to around $200.00. What a joke!!!!!
After December the Div. of Licensing got swamped with new applications, they are processing them as fast as they can and have brought on additional staff. You can check the status of your application at: http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/access/CWStatusCheck.html