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Florida: In Case You Missed It

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FHP misrepresenting the law to a citizen during a traffic stop

DATE:   June 11, 2014
TO:       USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer

            USF Executive Director

            NRA Past President

Below are two links to a video -- the same video -- one is on Facebook the other is on YouTube.  I suspect it will go viral so I thought you should see it.

The video is of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper in the SW Florida area (between Sarasota and Naples) totally misrepresenting the law to a citizen.  At minimum, this appears to be a situation of poor training.  

Nothing in Florida law requires law-abiding people to carry their firearms unloaded -- much less with the magazines removed -- while in their vehicles, and certainly not concealed weapons license holders who are carrying on their persons.  That would defeat the purpose of carrying for self-defense. 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=657740267647871&set=vb.100002357118942&type=2&theater

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwQ7kHSeOXI

 

 

Below is a link to an article by Lee Williams, UPDATED: Trooper tells CCW licensee he can't carry a loaded weapon, just posted to the Sarasota Herald Tribune with more information on the above mentioned video.

 

UPDATED: Trooper tells CCW licensee he can't carry a loaded weapon

 

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