Florida Gun Owners to Law Enforcement: Violate Our Rights & We Will Sue You
Florida Carry Letter Advises Sheriffs & Police Chiefs To Know and Obey The Law
TALLAHASSEE, FL – February 3,2020 – Florida Carry, Inc. has put Florida’s top cops on notice: Stop violating the rights of law abiding gun owners or you will get sued.
In a letter sent to every sheriff and police chief in the state (SEE ATTACHED), Florida Carry notes, “Despite the well-established right, our members have been repeatedly victimized and deprived of their rights by various law enforcement agencies and their respective officers and deputies. Too many individuals in law enforcement throughout the state have harassed, berated, belittled, arrested, and even killed law- abiding citizens going about their personal business, for simply exercising their constitutionally protected right to bear arms.”
The letter goes on to detail instances where the rights of their members as well as other Floridians have been violated by law enforcement officers who were either ignorant of, directed to or simply refused to comply with the law.
Florida Carry is demanding that frontline law enforcement officers receive proper training on how to interact with law abiding citizens who are simply exercising their legal rights. Further, they warn that incidents where these rights are violated will result in legal action. “If your officers and deputies do not receive this more thorough and appropriate training and continue to violate our rights, we will respond. We will bring lawsuit after lawsuit until the message is delivered.”
Now that law enforcement has been put on proper notice, Florida Carry hopes that their members will now be able to exercise their right to keep and bear arms without incident. But should this not be the case and legal action is required, law enforcement agencies can no longer claim “ignorance” as a defense.
“We have cataloged and continue to catalog the violations of our rights. We will use this letter and these onerous violations in court. We will show that you were made aware of the consequences of your persistent failure to properly train your officers and deputies. We will show that law enforcement statewide has repeatedly violated the rights of gun owners and yet you did nothing.”
“We will demand criminal prosecution of officers and deputies who violate our rights.”