So it’s not a huge shock that Lt. Javier Ortiz, president of Miami’s police union, lashed out at the proposal last night. What’s raising eyebrows, though, is Ortiz’s argument: namely, that if it passes, militant black activists will use the law to threaten cops.
Forget about the Second amendment and Gun Rights for a moment and concentrate on the sheer lack of logic: If the gun is visible, it constitutes a threat to police. If it is not visible because you draped yourself with a Hawaiian shirt or a Guayabera, then the gun is not a threat to police officers. Seriously?
And to the Miami New Times & Tim Elfrink: Have you even bothered to read the bill? In order to Open Carry, you need to get Florida’s Concealed Weapons Permit ans such permit only allows for handguns, not long guns (Florida Statutes 790.06) so why this picture accompanying the article?
I am sure it is an honest mistake because of the high ethical standards of the Miami New Times would not allow such buffoonery to be published on purpose just to incite unnecessary fears among your readers, right? You are well above clickbait.