Skip to comments.Ignorance of law clears Orange County Sheriff's top lobbyist in gun controversy
Posted on 02/17/2012 10:29:37 AM PST by Altariel
Ignorance of the law helped clear Sheriff Jerry Demings' political lobbyist of wrongdoing for handing out gun owners' restricted driver's license photos last year in Tallahassee to lobby against an open-carry law, Orange County sheriff's records show.
Capt. Mike Fewless set off a statewide controversy in a April by distributing eight photos from a secret intelligence file that he claimed were outlaw bikers with valid state Carry Concealed Weapon permits.
The lobbying was part of an effort by the Florida Sheriff's Association to persuade legislators that tourists would avoid Florida if gun owners were allowed to openly display their firearms.
Critics of the outlaw biker ploy included former NRA President Marion Hammer, Florida Carry.Org founder Sean Carrana and others representing the state's 900,000 gun owners with concealed weapon permits.
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What happened to “ignorance of the law is no excuse”? I guess that doesn’t apply if you work for the Sheriff.
Some pigs is more equal than others.
Yep, that lobbyist needs to be fired and charged.
It's not the job of ordinary citizens to know the law, therefore it is mandatory that they do.
Deming’s wife is running against Daniel Webster. She’s a the former city police chief. Of course, Mr. Deming is cleared.
One thing about Deming’s wife is that her standard-issue pistol was taking and still no words on its whereabouts.
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