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.
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.