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Ben Bullard wrote for Personal Liberty Digest 10 June 2013:

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Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott has suspended the sheriff of the State’s least-populous county after he allegedly set free a man who’d been arrested for possessing a weapon without a permit.


Nick Finch, sheriff of Liberty County near the State’s Alabama-Georgia border, faces a 3rd-degree felony charge for official misconduct after evidently destroying or altering the paper trail that began when one of his deputies brought in a motorist who had two handguns in his car.


The motorist, Floyd Parrish, didn’t have a concealed-carry permit and was subsequently charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Car carry is legal in Florida for those without a conceal-carry permit, but the law stipulates such firearms must be securely encased or not readily accessible for immediate use – two stipulations which Parrish allegedly didn’t meet when he was pulled over in Liberty County.


Parrish stayed in jail until Sheriff Finch arrived, accompanied by the suspect’s brother. Finch allegedly spoke to both men about the incident before ordering that the charges be dropped and Parrish be released.


According to the JCFloridian, Finch allegedly told the deputy who’d arrested Parrish that he “believed in 2nd Amendment rights” and instructed jail staff to return his confiscated firearms.

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I don't know all the dets, but from what I've read so far, the problem is he destroyed the paperwork, not that he supported the 2nd.

 

If that indeed is the issue, and it's not allowed by someone in his position (or at all), then proper punishment seems appropriate.

 

I find it hard to believe that Scott did it for anti-2nd reasons.

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A rather odd and conflicted case. Fla has pretty loose Gun Laws and Gov Scott is a full tilt Teabag...making it a tad odd. However....the LAW is on the books and ...as the story says...the driver DID break the law. The Sherrif...as the story says...may be more in deep water for the part about " destroying or altering the paper trail"

 

It's NOT really at all a "Second Amendment" matter. The guy...Parrish...COULD have followed the RULES of the state...either having the guns stowed legally...or getting the permit. It's a HOAX to claim the 2nd just gives ANYONE the RIGHT to do ANYTHING with ANY gun.

 

Despite some delusions...there's a LOT of legal precedent and a SHERRIF...can not unilaterally overturn a state law.

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Ben Bullard wrote for Personal Liberty Digest 10 June 2013:
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Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott has suspended the sheriff of the State’s least-populous county after he allegedly set free a man who’d been arrested for possessing a weapon without a permit.
Nick Finch, sheriff of Liberty County near the State’s Alabama-Georgia border, faces a 3rd-degree felony charge for official misconduct after evidently destroying or altering the paper trail that began when one of his deputies brought in a motorist who had two handguns in his car.
The motorist, Floyd Parrish, didn’t have a concealed-carry permit and was subsequently charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon. Car carry is legal in Florida for those without a conceal-carry permit, but the law stipulates such firearms must be securely encased or not readily accessible for immediate use – two stipulations which Parrish allegedly didn’t meet when he was pulled over in Liberty County.
Parrish stayed in jail until Sheriff Finch arrived, accompanied by the suspect’s brother. Finch allegedly spoke to both men about the incident before ordering that the charges be dropped and Parrish be released.
According to the JCFloridian, Finch allegedly told the deputy who’d arrested Parrish that he “believed in 2nd Amendment rights” and instructed jail staff to return his confiscated firearms.
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Yeah cops will arrest anybody anytime to get their numbers anymore.

 

His @$$ should be fired

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He can decide to NOT enforce the law

Can he really? I mean, is he allowed to tear up the paperwork (literally or metaphorically) that a deputy filled out? Does he legally, within the confines of that position, have that authority?

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A rather odd and conflicted case. Fla has pretty loose Gun Laws and Gov Scott is a full tilt Teabag...making it a tad odd. However....the LAW is on the books and ...as the story says...the driver DID break the law. The Sherrif...as the story says...may be more in deep water for the part about " destroying or altering the paper trail"

 

It's NOT really at all a "Second Amendment" matter. The guy...Parrish...COULD have followed the RULES of the state...either having the guns stowed legally...or getting the permit. It's a HOAX to claim the 2nd just gives ANYONE the RIGHT to do ANYTHING with ANY gun.

 

Despite some delusions...there's a LOT of legal precedent and a SHERRIF...can not unilaterally overturn a state law.

Why not? Obama and his Attorney General unilaterally overturned the immigration laws

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Florida Constitution: SECTION 8. Right to bear arms.—


a. The right of the people to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves and of the lawful authority of the state shall not be infringed, except that the manner of bearing arms may be regulated by law.


b. There shall be a mandatory period of three days, excluding weekends and legal holidays, between the purchase and delivery at retail of any handgun. For the purposes of this section, “purchase” means the transfer of money or other valuable consideration to the retailer, and “handgun” means a firearm capable of being carried and used by one hand, such as a pistol or revolver. Holders of a concealed weapon permit as prescribed in Florida law shall not be subject to the provisions of this paragraph.


c. The legislature shall enact legislation implementing subsection b. of this section, effective no later than December 31, 1991, which shall provide that anyone violating the provisions of subsection b. shall be guilty of a felony.


d. This restriction shall not apply to a trade in of another handgun.


History.—Am. C.S. for S.J.R. 43, 1989; adopted 1990.

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Can he really? I mean, is he allowed to tear up the paperwork (literally or metaphorically) that a deputy filled out? Does he legally, within the confines of that position, have that authority?

 

Yep, and what's more, he is the ONLY elected law enforcement officer in the county.

His job and position is to enforce the law while representing his constituents.

If the people in that county (the ones who hired him) want him fired, they can either have a recall election or vote him out next go round.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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