Florida Justices Refuse To Target Open Carry Ban

Mar 3, 2017
Originally published on March 2, 2017 2:49 pm

A strongly divided Florida Supreme Court upheld Florida’s ban on openly carrying firearms.

By a 4-2 vote, the majority found the law regulates only the MANNER of bearing arms and not the fundamental right to bear arms.

But in his dissenting opinion, Justice Charles Canady said the law’s defenders were making a feeble argument that it makes society safer.

He was joined by another reliable conservative, Justice Ricky Polston.

The case involved a St. Lucie County man who was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor after witnesses saw him openly carrying a handgun in a holster.

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