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    Open carry "fishing" event near me.

    While many believe open carry is strictly forbidden in FL, it is not. It is "restricted" to basically hunting, camping, and fishing.

    A fellow organized a OC fishing event at the Ft. Pierce jetty, and it went off uneventfully. Wile there was some questioning of whether a city "event" permit was required, according to the city regs, a family gathering of three people for a picnic would require a permit, and I doubt it would stand a level test.

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    Well, I have mixed feelings about these kinds of things. I understand their wanting to make a point, but I don't think we need to get too in-your-face about it. It may alienate those who are on the fence. It seems to me that, on balance, we are making more progress than not in 2 A rights. I think quietly OC'ing where it is legal and educating people, especially the young folks coming along, by teaching them about guns and how to shoot is really doing more good.

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    Reminds me of the scene in Crocodile Dundee . . .

    "Well, a barramundi's a bloody big fish."
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    The knee-jerkers (in towns where such 'events' occur) will often show their colors ... via crusty displays near such things, or talking it up afterwards about how vile and despicable and threatening such things are, etc. But, for the most part the sort of people who go about their activities while armed aren't all that different from most other upstanding people. Glad to see that this gather went off without any problems. Not that that's a surprise. Generally speaking, it's only when a criminal or two decide to "crash" the party, which frankly is exactly when a well-armed citizenry is most useful.

    I'm all for such things. Generally, I prefer the lower-key stuff. Barbecue gatherings, fishing outings, whatever. Occasionally, a march or protest is a suitable thing, too, depending on how vitriolic a given community's "leaders" are about tolerance with constitutionally-protected liberties. It's good to see good people going about their business, doing their gatherings, getting together so there are further examples of how pointless and irrelevant all the general whining is when it comes to the safety and appropriateness of being armed.

    Kudos to the folks involved. Gettin' it done ... safely and responsibly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hackberry View Post
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    Well, I have mixed feelings about these kinds of things. I understand their wanting to make a point, but I don't think we need to get too in-your-face about it. It may alienate those who are on the fence. It seems to me that, on balance, we are making more progress than not in 2 A rights. I think quietly OC'ing where it is legal and educating people, especially the young folks coming along, by teaching them about guns and how to shoot is really doing more good.
    I understand that, and it's not something in which I'd partake, but as expected--and should be--it was a "non-event." It probably drew more attention toward it than away.
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    I open carry every time I go out in the boat, most often the gun goes unnoticed. My question; What is the purpose of carrying while on a pier? Is it just to p--- off the local police and anti gunners? Surely it is not required for protection against the sharks and/or pirates. Keep pushing it folks and I'm sure some elected anti gun elected official, such as Brian Mast, will submit a bill to outlaw open carry while fishing.

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    I open carry every time I go out in the boat, most often the gun goes unnoticed. My question; What is the purpose of carrying while on a pier? Is it just to p--- off the local police and anti gunners? Surely it is not required for protection against the sharks and/or pirates. Keep pushing it folks and I'm sure some elected anti gun elected official, such as Brian Mast, will submit a bill to outlaw open carry while fishing.
    One could easily argue that "pushing it" is what got FLA specifically, and most states generally, to the point we are now, where the carrying of arms by people simply going about the normal and customary business (whether openly or concealed) is generally accepted.

    True to form, "destroyers" in hired-staff guise will, from time to time, take it upon themselves to dump on everyone for their fears. Despite nothing having been done, no threats having occurred, no damage by the upstanding having happened to others. I wouldn't be surprised if Mast or numerous others would float some liberty-busting bill. And given what the FLA legislature has recently shown itself capable of doing, it wouldn't be a surprise if such legislation passed in the legislature. Still, it'd be about general carry ... not some penny-ante stock or other part. That'd be a tougher row to how.

    Whatever the wailers in the legislature and communities might say, this was yet another example of "nothing to see here / move along" in terms of the threat to the community. It's yet another example of how the folks who continually drag out the "there'll be blood in the streets" argument are proven incorrect.

    Hard to gauge, but I strongly suspect that in all but the most socialist of states each example of non-issue with public carrying by citizens, even in "gatherings," it becomes clearer and clearer that wailing about what might happen becomes an emptier and emptier argument. And most folks see that, as the evidence piles up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck View Post
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    I open carry every time I go out in the boat, most often the gun goes unnoticed. My question; What is the purpose of carrying while on a pier? Is it just to p--- off the local police and anti gunners? Surely it is not required for protection against the sharks and/or pirates. Keep pushing it folks and I'm sure some elected anti gun elected official, such as Brian Mast, will submit a bill to outlaw open carry while fishing.
    Why do you open carry in your boat?

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    Oregon requires no CHL from a "Licensed hunter or fishermen while engaged in hunting or fishing, or while going to or returning from those activities."
    So you can conceal or open carry if you want in the above activities. However some cities and maybe counties have passed ordinances against open carrying a loaded firearm so you would then need the Oregon CHL. Gets kind of complicated when politicians get their infringement game on lol.

    Doesn't Florida have some kind of bank sport fishery that would have alligators or crocodiles present in the same body of water ?
    I understand the protest by the open carry supporters. Good or bad ? I don't know. It's not going to change many anti's opinions.
    Well maybe, who knows. Maybe the anti's would see them in a more favorable light if they supplied free condoms at their event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakyak View Post
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    Why do you open carry in your boat?
    When deep sea fishing we normally fish about 10+ miles offshore and you never know what you will run into. Pirates, illegal refugee runners, even very large fish that are keepers and my S&W Governor .45/.410 provides a good feeling. When we fish fresh water mostly in case of poachers, snakes and gators.

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    Oregon requires no CHL from a "Licensed hunter or fishermen while engaged in hunting or fishing, or while going to or returning from those activities."
    So you can conceal or open carry if you want in the above activities. However some cities and maybe counties have passed ordinances against open carrying a loaded firearm so you would then need the Oregon CHL. Gets kind of complicated when politicians get their infringement game on lol.

    Doesn't Florida have some kind of bank sport fishery that would have alligators or crocodiles present in the same body of water ?
    I understand the protest by the open carry supporters. Good or bad ? I don't know. It's not going to change many anti's opinions.
    Well maybe, who knows. Maybe the anti's would see them in a more favorable light if they supplied free condoms at their event.
    Can't have that...Christians heads would explode

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    Doesn't Florida have some kind of bank sport fishery that would have alligators or crocodiles present in the same body of water ?
    Just a while ago I watched a gator cruise down the canal in my backyard. He's probably lying on the bank somewhere, sporting a grin.
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    Why do you open carry in your boat?
    Or maybe he just wants to carry.

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    Or maybe he just wants to carry.
    Yes. Kind of like the people on the jetty.
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    Yes. Kind of like the people on the jetty.
    Or open carry inside a Bank doing business.

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