The words “shall not be infringed” seems to be rocket science for some people, as Miami Beach, Florida, has proven. Law-abiding citizens who openly carried a firearm were detained by police. As Ammoland has reported, around 10 in the morning on June 24, those celebrating their Second Amendment right were detained for over two hours. Even the pier where they were peacefully fishing was closed.
The Miami Herald has confirmed that those detained were let go (the police were likely looking for a loophole in paperwork and found none), but the police still remained on the scene and discouraged others from joining them. “We are encouraging visitors to use other portions of South Pointe Park,” the cops admitted.
The gun carriers printed a copy of “Florida Statute 790.25(3), the (h) subsection of which allows openly carrying a gun by ‘person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition.'”
This means that police who were bothering the group of legal gun owners had no leg to stand on, and legally, they may be sued.
Local 10 News has reported that “Eric Friday, general counsel for Florida Carry” plans to see the matter addressed in a courtroom.
“Overreaction would be an understatement, but I do believe they overreacted,” Friday said, justifying his legal intentions.
A man with a body camera appears to be in some kind of restraints in one image. This is a huge problem just in an of itself since no law was broken by anyone.
The Conservative Daily Post was present at a recent rally in Barberton, Ohio, and law enforcement officers there did not meddle in the protest, even as the gun activists marched around the small town.
The event ended without incident and no one is going to court over the matter.
Perhaps Florida could learn a few things from their Ohio friends up north, because if not, things are going to get very expensive for the system that refuses to respect the rights of the people.