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Old April 24, 2013, 12:54 PM   #2
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Very, very interesting case. First, one might think that the defendant's temporary, unintentional and presumably unknowing open display of his previously concealed firearm would have been covered by the exception in the statute and that a prosecutor acting in good faith would not have filed charges - but so this one did.

Which brings me to a second point - it is easy to paint states into "good" and "bad" labels with respect to their treatment of firearms owners, but this case proves the line is far more blurry than that. Even in Florida, which I think most of us would agree is in general a very gun-friendly state with fairly reasonable laws, all it takes is one lapse in judgement, however momentary, married to a perhaps overly-zealous prosecutor, to turn your life upside down.
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