Florida man open carries, arrested

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Jonas Salk, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Jonas Salk

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    Oops.

    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime ... 74340.html

    Does this make him exempt from the no-open carry in Florida deal?

    Next time, get better colleagues and verify yourself before you carry a weapon in the open in ANY state.
     
  2. smn

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    I don't think he has the resources to fight for OC in FL, though I wish him the best of luck.
     

  3. Puffyfish

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    Next time, get better colleagues and verify yourself before you carry a weapon in the open in ANY state.[/quote:2xkah7zi]

    A retired federal LEO? Awww come on.. [​IMG]
     
  4. Suprman

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    I'm glad the neighbors at my mom's house aren't too bad, I oc everytime i get out of the truck or back in from the drive from ATL. considering i start in GA and if i do stop on the way its in AL, i usually just oc the whole drive. maybe i should rethink that.

    it is such a pain being down here and worrying if my shirt will ride up or if i am printing at all. the only time I CC is in FL and its a pain.
     
  5. Quest50

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    A retired federal LEO? Awww come on.. [​IMG][/quote:18vttr0d]

    Nice to know retired LEO's are treated just like the rest of us...
     
  6. spector

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    Wait wait. Florida DOES reciprocate with Arizona. If his license was valid and reciprocal (which it should be) he should only be charged for OC, which is a minor offense in FL.

    There's a whole lot of this that does not make sense.

    He also has 5 previous arrest (1 misdemeanor, 4 felonies) but how many convictions? And he is "supposedly" retired LEO? Weird, weird weird.
     
  7. Suprman

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    it explained it was for another person

    Anyone else notice this? I need to know where to find a 30rd mag for my glock 23!
     
  8. Ga_Regul8r

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    Yup. This just screams retired fed to me. Don't get me wrong. I have no problem with folks have 30 round mags for a handgun, but I'm surprised he didn't draw attention to himself earlier when he turned around in the shampoo aisle and that mag cleared the shelf.
     
  9. freeman101

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    as advised by colleagues

    That is why you should read the law yourself.

    Flordia is CC only.
     
  10. Adam5

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    CDNN has them. They are actually 31 round.

    http://www.cdnninvestments.com/gl224031amno.html
     
  11. spector

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    Yes, but he did not get arrested for OC. He got arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, which should not have happened because he had an AZ permit, which FL supposedly honors.

    Assuming you have a valid permit, I don't even think OC is a huge deal. Minor misdemeanor at most. That is not what he was charged with.

    If his AZ permit was honored by FL (and it should be) he should be bound by the same laws as us other FL citizens. If I were to OC, I would not get arrested and charged with several counts of carrying a concealed weapon. I would get charged with OC, which is a different, lesser offense.

    This does not make sense. I hope they drop the charges.
     
  12. freeman101

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    It says:

    He also didn't understand why he was charged with carrying a concealed weapon when he wore the gun in plain sight, as advised by colleagues.

    IF he was CC no one would have called the police on him.
     
  13. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    Just a thought... Perhaps he was charged with something the police knew wouldn't be convictable just so they could say they "did something"?
     
  14. smn

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    Doing something and doing the right thing are sometimes at odds with each other.
     
  15. mountainman444

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    I think you may be right. Just arrest him and charge him with a crap charge to make a show and then cut him loose. He's already been cleared of the felony charges (as it wasn't him) and he said the pills could be explained (I don't see how on that one). Besides, how do you conceal and not print with a 30 round magazine. He had to wear it outside his pants.
     
  16. spector

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    Sure, the OC attracted attention, but it still sounds like he was charged with a crime he did not commit.

    I think CoffeeMate is right. Boynton Beach is home to many retirees from the Northeast. I can only imagine the panic of a citizen OCing there.
     
  17. Archangel

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    Perhaps the concealed weapon charges were for the 2 knives?

    We've had that happen here.

    When I first saw this I thought maybe kwikrnu was visiting Florida and he found some obscure law regarding only carrying with a 30 round magazine or something...

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: