I have made it known that I am in support of open carry. Us in Florida currently do not have the general ability to openly carry a firearm. Last year Florida passed a retarded law "allowing" those in Florida with a concealed carry permit to "BRIEFLY" open carry when a handgun has accidently become exposed. The president of the sheriffs association has said that no citizen has been or will be harassed for accidental exposure. In direct conflict with his statements and with the recently passed bill several people have been arrested and currently being prosocuted for "briefly" exposing their firearms. I have been a long time, but sporadic lurcher on the opencarry.org website. There is a thread titled Another Arrested for Accidental Exposure in Florida - With VIDEO. http://www.allnineyards.com/2012/06...idental-exposure-of-lawfully-carried-handgun/ is a link to more info on the case. On of the members, StogieC, is a lawyer who is working on the case. He is the executive director of Florida Carry, INC and the founder of Florida Open Carry Movement. On the last page of the thread he included his two motions for dismissal. One is based in the notion that the statute banning open carry is unconstitutional. I have no knowledge for law. This is the first legal motion I have ever read. But I am very impressed with its argument. Its a long read and I glazed through the repetitive stuff and the legal jargon that is over my head. Im sure some of you that understands this type of writing can decipher it. But to summorize, the basis of the argument is that open carry is the only constitutionally protected method of carry. I dont remember if he only used Florida case law or other state's case law to make this argument. And that through Florida precident and case law that conceal carry is a privilage, and as such is subject to regulations. And that the current Florida statute prohibiting open carry is thus unconstitutional. One of the parts I like the best is the passage from a Louisiana case that highlights the criminal aspect of secretly concealing a handgun. I believe this is only in the appelate court, and regardless of decision will be appealed to the Florida Supreme Court. But, I am hoping this motion for dismissal is ruled in favor of and Florida will have the constitutionally protect form of bearing arms returned to Florida so that we are not stuck with only the privilage of concealed carry.