Floridian Phillip Evans writes [via ammoland.com]:
Dear Senator Steube,
We see the writing on the wall, that once again we are getting lip service but no action on open carry. SB 646 is the “consolation prize“.
But no, that won’t pacify us.
We know you tried. If there is anything else you can do, respectfully, now would be the time.
We want to see movement on SB 644 and we want to see a companion bill in the House – with NO watered down language.
If open carry fails AGAIN this year Florida, there will be PROVOCATIVE protests at large public events on public property, where we will openly carry enclosed gun-shaped holsters that hide our firearms, but that do not hide the FACT we are lawfully and peacefully armed.
Our actions will be meant to show the stupidity of state law prohibiting the open exercise of our rights, and to get our message out that we demand the LIBERTY of our choice in how we carry our personal self-defense firearms.
There will be groups of us at Fairs, Festivals, and other large events. Once we gain lawful entry we will discreetly switch to our protest method of carry, whereby it will be plain that we are armed, but our guns will be covered by a fabric sock that clearly shows its outline, or they will be carried in a fully enclosed holster in plain view.
We Have Had Enough Janet Reno Gun Infringement. She Is Dead, And Her Legacy Should Die Also. This nonsense has been going on since 1987.
This protest plan is going out on Facebook and Internet Gun Rights Forums.
Our rights will be honored, or we will do our best to bring embarrassment to the Florida Legislature. This is our BOSTON TEA PARTY!!!