#Civil Rights
Florida House of Representatives, Florida Senate & Florida Governor
United States of America

Throughout our history, the ability to be armed for self defense has been essential to our liberty. Today, the Florida state legislators have stripped the people of the ability to openly carry arms. This policy is inconsistent with that of a free society. The elimination of an open carry arms policy leads to corruption, the loss of liberty, and to a state of perpetual tyranny.

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."
-Thomas Jefferson

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.”
-George Washington

“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.”
-Thomas Jefferson

A free people ought to be armed."
- George Washington

“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them” .
-George Mason

We the people of Florida hereby do demand that the State of Florida, repeal all laws that prohibit the people of Florida from openly carrying arms. We make this demand in accordance with our desire for freedom, liberty, and self protection. It is our belief that the inability to openly carry arms, leads to corruption, tyranny, and the loss of liberty.

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.

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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.