I am now completely and utterly convinced that if and when Florida does allow for the open carry of firearms, it will be despite the efforts of Florida Open Carry, not because of it. I joined the group thinking they’d be as effective in changing Florida’s gun laws as Arizona Citizens Defense League has been changing the laws of Arizona.
Boy, was I wrong.
Look, if you think that
gay pride parades open carry fishing events and stuff like the photo below will get people to change their minds about the public display of guns, you’re fooling yourself.
Open carry won’t happen until guns are seen as boring, not frightening, and frightening the locals with such things as that is not the way to change minds.
Work on removing the need for a background check if you have a CCW license. Lower the CCW fees. Get more scholastic shooting teams in the schools. Change the culture, then change the law.