The Florida Supreme Court met on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 to discuss whether people with a concealed carry permit should be allowed to carry a gun in public. Dale Norman, who is a Fort Pierce resident, was arrested in 2012 for carrying a gun on his hip in public. A jury convicted Norman in July 2015. The decision was upheld by the Florida 4th Circuit Court Of Appeal.
Eric Friday is a Florida open carry attorney. He stated that Norman was within his Second Amendment rights. The brief also cited federal and state case laws that prove that the United States Constitution gives people the right to openly carry a gun.
The high court accepted Norman’s case in October 2015. The brief cited cases in Tennessee and Georgia where the open carry law was found to be unconstitutional. It goes on to say that the laws regarding concealed carry are unconstitutional. It also stated the right to carry a gun is the same right that protects pornography distribution.
The brief stated that Norman’s prosecution and arrest were unconstitutional. Friday said that the way firearm law is currently being interpreted is both suspect and dangerous. Additionally, Friday stated that Bruce Colton, who is the 19th Judicial Circuit Attorney, will likely spend a month creating a response.
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution allows people to carry a gun. However, the state of Florida is known for prosecuting people who carry a gun to protect themselves and their family members. In fact, if you are carrying a gun and walk into a restaurant that serves alcohol, then you could automatically be charged with a crime.
There are some people who are forbidden from ever carrying a gun. For example, if you have been charged with a felony, then you may not carry a gun. You could do time in prison if you get caught with a gun if you have a felony.
There are a lot of confusing rules regarding gun carry in Florida. That is why if you are facing gun charges, then it is best to hire a St. Lucie firearms attorney. Jonathan Jay Kirschner can help you if you are looking for a Fort Pierce firearms lawyer.
Jonathan has had years of experience in helping people who have been charged with gun crimes. He will review your case thoroughly and help you in whatever way that he can.