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Efriday

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Pensacola florida "no weapons" sign
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:22:28 PM »
the Pensacola fishing pier has a sign stating "no weapons". does this violate the No Pre-emption statute?


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Re: Pensacola florida "no weapons" sign
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 03:04:38 PM »
No, the sign does not violate preemption law.  If you go onto the pier after seeing the no weapons sign, you will be violating Florida Statute 810.09, which is the state trespass law.

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Re: Pensacola florida "no weapons" sign
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2018, 10:47:40 AM »
thanks for your opinion. upon further research, Florida statute 790.001 Definitions states

"13) “Weapon” means any dirk, knife, metallic knuckles, slungshot, billie, tear gas gun, chemical weapon or device, or other deadly weapon except a firearm or a common pocketknife, plastic knife, or blunt-bladed table knife."
 
which excludes firearms as "weapons". Agree?

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Re: Pensacola florida "no weapons" sign
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 01:05:37 PM »
Yes, I agree that 790.001(13) defines weapon so as not to include a firearm.  However, I still would not carry a firearm on the premises, as I believe law enforcement will still determine a firearm is a weapon and possibly place you under arrest.  Then you will have to fight it out in court. Please keep in mind this response is being posted without seeing a picture of the sign or knowing any details of what is printed on the sign besides the statement of “no weapons”.