|"I think you should be more explicit here in Step Two..."
The Florida Open Carry Argument, in a nutshell:
1) Team Fucktard
2) Then A Miracle Occurs
3) Gun Rights!
"Floridians have tried every single thing that all y'all keep telling us works.
None of it does.
But I guess none of you can see that from out of state.
Because all of you do seem to miss that the monthly OC fishing events are dress-code and very understated things. THIS event was because Miami PD went in guns drawn like it was an active shooting when it was just a handful of people with holstered handguns.
As Weer'd says, it was retaliation.
We've been trying stuff that doesn't work, this is, at least something we haven't tried yet.
Something I keep seeing repeated is that the idiots hurt the case, but so very often the idiots are getting what they want.
I will ask again: OK, we're doing it wrong. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO EXPAND GUN RIGHTS IN FLORIDA?
Nothing? Thought so."
IT'S NOT WORKING.
Clearly, the events are not "dress code and very understated things" if people are toting slung ARs to fucking catch fish.
Is it legal, under FL law?
Is it dumber than juggling lit road flares in a wading pool full of racing gasoline?
If you just want to prove something is legal, put on a pair of orange hospital scrubs, have a buddy drop you off on the curb, and sprint away from the Dade County Jail at shift change at your best speed. Videotape it for the class.
Liable to get your ass shot to doll rags, or beaten into the asphalt?
But legal trumps stupid, so go ahead on.
Carry on, and suture self.
Go after the fucktard Miami PD for the prior harassment in court, with IA complaints, and any other means at your disposal; you've got grounds for multiple lawsuits.
But "I got my ass kicked, so I'm going to dare them to kick my ass harder" isn't "retaliation", it's doubling down on stupid.
It's wearing a "Fuck the Pigs!" t-shirt into the cop bar, open-carry toting a shotgun and an AR.
YouTube that one too; comedy gold is where you find it.
Go watch Chris Rock's "How To Not Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police", and get back to me when the penny drops.
Just because you haven't tried something doesn't mean you ought to.
Maybe learn a lesson from common sense, and from the example of the 5000 other Open Carry fucktards from coast to coast who've BTDT.
So, in answer to WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO EXPAND GUN RIGHTS IN FLORIDA?, the answer isn't "Nothing", it's "Reminding the OC Crusaders that acting like fucktards is acting like fucktards, and harms gun rights for everyone, everywhere."
So they might wanna put some ice on that before it swells up.
But hey, I could be all wrong, just flipping this kind of shitheadedness off because I secretly hate gun rights, and not because it's simply egregious stupidity in public to no good end whatsoever, so all y'all go ahead and be smarter than everybody else simply suggesting you might want to try doing things that are both legal and smart, instead of legal but horrifically stupid.
And then ask yourself why it is no one's going to give two shits when your fucktards are the next Lavoy Finicum.
Because I'm here to tell you, I'll point and laugh when - not if - it happens.
Not because I'm some kind of Fudd, but because I'm sick of seeing fucktards shit in the pool and ruin the party for everyone.
Now, if after that, you can argue the merits of doing grossly jackassical things because you've exhausted all other possibilities, go on ahead.
And nobody's telling you what to do, nor pretending one size fits all.
In fact, entirely the opposite.
Do whatever you can that's legal and smart that will effect the change you're hoping for.
I italicized and bolded the "and smart" part because that's the entire issue.
So you can argue that dressing up as Rambonehead toting his Open Carry AR everyfuckingwhere is smart. (Best wishes with that, and I'll spot you the first three concrete faceplants before we start keeping score, just to be sporting.)
Or you can admit that jackassery is all you've got left to work with.
If you can't or won't do either of those things, all we're left with is blood on your cleats, and holes in your dick from your cleats.
And what kind of friend wouldn't tell you not to do that?
No one's telling Floridians "You MUST Do A!"
Heaven knows there's more than one way to skin a cat, and to miscast what you're being told as that is somewhere between disingenuous, and outright falsification.
We're telling you "Doing Z is Jackassical." (And no, we don't give a wet fart about you doing A through Y. Do whatever turns you on.")
That's the difference between saying "Throw yourself in the cactus patch!" versus saying "FFS, Don't jump in the cactus patch!"
I'm cheering the fact that you turned a may issue state into a shall issue state.
But you didn't get there by acting like public @$$holes.
So by all means, have Open Carry Events.
If fishing is the only kind where that's legal, why not do them 365 days a year?
Morning, noon, and night?
If you organized your people into shifts, and make the piers the safest places in the state, from sunup to sundown, every damned last day, wouldn't that actually normalize open carry, and without looking like a bunch of Airsoft LARPers?
But FFS, leave the long arms at home, and stop looking like a bunch of tacticoolio lunatics.
And if the optics of the event don't matter, you're not advocates.
You're just idiots throwing M-80s in the outhouse just to see the shit fly.