Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said he would “love to see” Florida be an open carry state. …
[Brevard County Sheriff Wayne] Ivey said the U.S. Constitution is “the foundation and the fabric of our great nation.”
“It says you have the right to bear arms. It doesn’t say you have to conceal it. It doesn’t say you have to have a permit, anything of that nature,” Ivey said. “You don’t have to have a permit to exercise your First Amendment right, so why would you need one to exercise your Second Amendment right?”
Ivey said a lot of people fear that “it will be the wild wild west,” but he believes that wouldn’t be the case.
“When you look at these other states, they’re not the wild wild west. Tennessee has a huge tourist attraction,” he said. “They’re a big tourist state. It’s not the wild wild west there – why would it be in the state of Florida?”
— Amber Jo Cooper in Sheriff Wayne Ivey Calls for Open Carry, Touts Florida’s 2nd Amendment Protections
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