The open carry of firearms in Florida is only legal if you’re hunting, fishing, camping or on your way to engaging in one of those activities. Given those restrictions, a group of Florida Carry members decided to go fishing (rods in hand, with valid fishing permits) this morning in downtown Tallahassee.
They started out at city hall…
Then they made their way toward the Capitol building. They had called the Capitol police yesterday to let them know they planned to be there.
Though they were told that they couldn’t be armed on Capitol grounds, they told the police department they’d be there anyway.
After a few minutes on the Capitol lawn (observed by Capitol police officers), the six fishermen headed toward the state Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
After a few minutes there to pay their respects, they continued their journey to Cascades Park for a little fishing.
All in all, it was a successful fishing trip.
We hear they have another fishing trip scheduled for Ocala on April 6, where they’re expecting about 300 fishermen.