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The Florida Open Carry Initiative
Petition Background (Preamble):
Here are a few thoughts that our forefathers left us with in regards to a well armed people.
“The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.”
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
A free people ought to be armed."
- George Washington
“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them” .
We the people of Florida, hereby do demand that the State of Florida, enact law that specifically protects our right to openly carry arms without the necessity of permits, without age restrictions, and extend this right to all citizens throughout the several states while they are within the boundaries (as established in the Constitution of Florida State As Revised in 1968 and Subsequently Amended) of Florida.
The The Florida Open Carry Initiative petition to Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate & Florida Governor was written by Chad McMillan and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: florida, liberty, state, carry, armed, openly, tyranny, george, demand, washington, disarm, constitution, hereby, carrying, corruption, ability, throughout, policy, leads, thomas, jefferson, carry arms, openly carry, florid