Ah, Those Wonderful Red Flag Laws!

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

Ammoland.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services was notifying him that they have suspended his concealed handgun permit.

“On or about August 12th, 2019 in Osceola County, Florida, an injunction was entered restraining you from acts of domestic violence or acts of repeat violations,” the notice read.

The letter shocked Carpenter, who has never had a run-in with the law.

“When I opened the letter stating my CCW was suspended, I was shocked and confused,” Carpenter told AmmoLand News.

Figuring it was a mistake, Carpenter called the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to clear things up since he has never committed domestic violence against anyone. The representative told him he had to get a form from the Clerk of the Courts saying that there weren’t any actions against him.

Carpenter headed to Clerk of the Court’s office to retrieve the required form. When he got there, the Clerk informed him that there was an injunction against a Jonathan Edward Carpenter.

“What do I have to do to prove that you have the wrong Jonathan Edward Carpenter?” he asked the Clerk.

The Clerk instructed Carpenter to go downstairs to talk to the Osceola County Sheriff’s office to clear things up. Carpenter still figuring that it was just a mistake that the Sheriff’s office could quickly clear up went and spoke with him.

The Sheriff’s office supplied Carpenter with a copy of the injunction. In the statement, the plaintiff stated that she rented a room out to a “Jonathan Edward Carpenter” and his girlfriend. She alleged that this Carpenter was a drug dealer who broke her furniture and sold her belongings without her permission. He had a gun, and she feared for her life. She was not sure if the firearm was legal or not.

Read the rest.  And he still doesn’t have his firearms back.  I know I feel safer today.  Do you?


Comments

  1. On August 20, 2019 at 7:09 pm, Henry said:

    It’s the no-fly list, all over again!

  2. On August 21, 2019 at 10:23 am, Bob said:

    My brother had his CCW suspended here in Florida because he is seeking a divorce from his estranged wife who frequently files injunctions against him on a weekly basis. Did the same thing to me to try & ruin my professional career. My big fear is once she gets smart in re to these red flag laws she will use the nuclear option.

  3. On August 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm, Steady Steve said:

    Sue the sheriff, county, and State of Florida for violation of civil rights under color of law. Both in state and federal court. In the case of the sheriff, ask the jury to rule that the damages must come out of the sheriff’s department budget (and not be replaced)so as not to affect the taxpayers. They will do their homework next time to sanction the right person. The lack of doing so in this case proves reckless disregard for a citizen’s rights. It would be funny as hell if Mr. Carpenter is white and the actual offender is black. This could have been cleared up by having the plaintiff look at a photo of Mr. Carpenter. Proof that Osceola county sheriff is a lazy tax feeder.

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