Second Amendment Supporters Celebrate Independence Day with Open Carry Ride
SPRING HILL – A group of Second Amendment supporters are celebrating Independence Day with an open carry motorcycle ride from Spring Hill to Inverness.
About two dozen supporters gathered at Motorcycle Enthusiasts on Commercial Way this morning, where organizer Andy Hallinan explained the rules for open carry before beginning their ride to Citrus County. Hallinan explained that Florida Law allows anyone to carry a firearm in plain sight as long as they are traveling to or from a gun range. Under Florida Statute 790.25, A person firing weapons for testing or target practice under safe conditions and in a safe place not prohibited by law or going to or from such place.
Prior to today’s demonstration, a spokesperson for the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said, “We don’t foresee any issues arising from this planned event.”
Most attendees were armed with an array of handguns but there was at least one rider carrying a semi-automatic rifle; a weapon that is largely mislabeled by mainstream media outlets as an “Assault Rifle.”
There are no reported incidents associated with today’s demonstration.
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