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The Florida Sheriff's Real position on Open Carry?



November 4, 2015


USF & NRA Members and Friends


Marion P. Hammer


USF Executive Director


NRA Past President


The Florida Sheriff Association's Real position on Open Carry


An email response from the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) today said they are NEUTRAL on HB-163 (which is the Open Carry bill by Rep. Matt Gaetz) and SB-68 (which is the Campus Carry bill by Senator Greg Evers)

While the Legislative Committee Chairman of the Florida Sheriffs Association is telling the media that the FSA opposes Open Carry, the Association's official written response is that they are Neutral. Below is the official response they sent to an individual who emailed them asking for their official position on Open Carry and Campus Carry.  The email was forwarded to us.

Begin forwarded message:

From: info <>

Date: November 4, 2015 at 9:24:49 AM EST

To: John XXXXX @gmail.com>

Subject: RE: Associations Official Recommendations for SB 300, HB 163


Thank you for writing the Florida Sheriffs Association.

We have been receiving a lot of emails like yours. The FSA is neutral on HB 163 and SB 68.

Please let us know if we can be of any other assistance.

Take care,

Florida Sheriffs Association


This is indeed a puzzler....Clearly somebody has it wrong.


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