Now, Suncoast is taking on one of the largest, most active and most effective gun-rights groups in the state.
The promoter has effectively barred Florida Carry from their shows, according to Sean Caranna, Florida Carry’s hardworking executive director.
“Suncoast won’t allow Florida Carry to rent tables that we’ve verified they have available or even reply to our emails asking why,” Sean said in an email.
“Earlier this week my co-Exec. Director called to secure tables for Florida Carry at your shows throughout Florida. I’m told that we have been rejected without any indication as to why,” Sean wrote in an email to Suncoast. “I think that our record of defending the rights of Floridians to keep and bear arms in the courts, local government, and the state legislature speaks for itself.”
I don’t get it.
Maybe there is a reason why they are banning Florida Carry and I would like to know it. If you happen to attend one of their shows, try to find the organizers and see if they can provide an answer…that makes sense.
They also should be reminded that the only reason Gun Shows are not banned through the country is because courts have found that Gun Shows are not just mercantile enterprises but where people gather to talk about guns and politics, stuff protected under the First Amendment. It is kinda silly to torpedo what helps you keep making money.
“Three other gun show promoters are now giving us free tables – Right out front where everyone will see us!”