No more open carry while sporting?

Discussion in 'Florida Gun Forum' started by CJx, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. CJx

    CJx New Member

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    Looking at state statue 790.53, it seems FL has done away with the subsection allowing people to openly carry while hunting, fishing, target shooting, and while going to and from those activities... is this correct? Seriously will be irate if this is true.

    http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799/0790/0790.html

    Edit- the link for open carry was moved in 2013, open carry of firearm subsections are in place, see Florida state statue 790.

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  3. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I'm sorry to disagree with you, but the weapons approved for open carry by your quoted statute are listed, and they don't include firearms.

    You can read through FS 790.25 and see if that helps, but it's just vague enough that I'm not going to risk it. I have a concealed carry permit, so I will use it. You want to read FS 790.25 (3) (h) and see how it fits in context with the rest of FS 790.25.
     
  4. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Would you mind sharing a link to the specific chapter with us? It would sure save me a lot of eyestrain. Thanks
     
  5. CJx

    CJx New Member

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    Are you disagreeing with me? Or the guy you quoted. I'm assuming you are disagreeing with me and saying you can not open carry a firearm, only non-stun gun, pepper spray or w/e it said.

    However, if you read statue 790.25 (http://flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2013/790.25), section 3 subsections G and H, it clearly says:
    (3) LAWFUL USES.—The provisions of ss. 790.053 and 790.06 do not apply in the following instances, and, despite such sections, it is lawful for the following persons to own, possess, and lawfully use firearms and other weapons, ammunition, and supplies for lawful purposes:
    (g) Regularly enrolled members of any organization duly authorized to purchase or receive weapons from the United States or from this state, or regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for target, skeet, or trap shooting, while at or going to or from shooting practice; or regularly enrolled members of clubs organized for modern or antique firearms collecting, while such members are at or going to or from their collectors’ gun shows, conventions, or exhibits;
    (h) A person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition;

    790.53 is the exempted open carry statue http://flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2012/790.053
     
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  6. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I was disagreeing with the guy I quoted.

    I also find a flaw in your quoted statute. It does not specify open carry of a firearm. Hunting fishing and camping are specified as lawful uses, but nothing says you can carry openly. Even though you are probably right, I'm not going to bet on "probably". I have a concealed carry permit, and I will use it just to be on the safe side.
     
  7. CJx

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    (3) LAWFUL USES.—The provisions of ss. 790.053(open carry statue) and 790.06 do not apply in the following instances, and, despite such sections, it is lawful for the following persons to own, possess, and lawfully use firearms and other weapons, ammunition, and supplies for lawful purposes:

    Use of firearms is explicitly specified
     
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  8. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    Crap! Looks like we both have eye problems this morning. Thanks for correcting me. Time to get my eyes checked.
     
  9. CJx

    CJx New Member

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    Haha I don't know what it is about this mornin man, lol
     
  10. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I think the forum must have changed the font on us. Yeah, that's the ticket.:eek:
     
  11. gator_mike

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    I do not think I have ever seen anyone OC while fishing at the cape or Sebastian Inlet or coming and/or going in the 25 years I have lived in Fl. Going and coming from is vague....no mention of stopping for gas or a burger, bait or anything else. Does not state only while driving in a vehicle either. Seems like it is worded to made a person very cautious about doing so.