ICYMI: FL Supremes shoot down open-carry claim

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Tom Tryon op-ed Herald Tribune 

A recent, significant Florida Supreme Court ruling related to guns has received too little attention β€” and could affect bills filed in the state Legislature.

The court ruled March 2 on Dale Lee Norman vs. State of Florida, a case that revolves around state statute 790.053, known as Florida’s Open Carry Law…

In the Norman case, the Supreme Court ruled 4-2 (one justice didn’t get participate) that the law “does not unconstitutionally infringe on the Second Amendment right bear arms, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court in [two cases that struck down laws prohibiting the possession of guns in the owner’s home] or the Florida’s Constitution’s free-standing right to bear arms subject to the Legislature’s authority to regulate the use and manner of doing so.”

There goes the argument that allowing open carry is necessary to protect constitutional rights.

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