Author: Cord Byrd

Florida Risk Protections Orders What You Need to Know

In response to the Parkland school shooting in February 2018, the Florida legislature passed a sweeping gun-control bill with serious unintended consequences for law-abiding gun owners. As is too often the case, politicians pass laws in the name of “doing

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Dishonorable Discharge and Firearms Ownership

In the wake of the Texas shooting there seems to be confusion about dishonorable discharge from the military and firearms possession. I have been contacted by several people with prior military service about their rights. One of the questions asked

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Florida’s Breach of the Peace Statute is Unconstitutional

Florida’s Breach of the Peace (BOP) statute is unconstitutional and should be repealed by the Legislature. The BOP is found in Florida Statute §877.03 which states: “Whoever commits such acts as are of a nature to corrupt the public morals,

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Medical Marijuana and Guns Don’t Mix in Florida

In 2016, Florida voters changed the state constitution making medical marijuana legal. Following other states, Florida will require patients to obtain a medical marijuana card from their doctor. Although medical cannabis is now legal in Florida, the change does not

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Uber and Guns

A Florida Appeals Court has ruled that Uber, and other ride-sharing drivers, are independent contractors and not employees. I regularly receive calls from on-demand drivers asking if they can legally carry a firearm in their vehicle despite the Uber policy

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Florida Supreme Court Issues Important Case for Gun Owners

LEGAL UPDATE: Yesterday the Florida Supreme Court issued an obscure, but important ruling for Florida gun owners. Prior to the ruling, those who pleaded guilty but had adjudication withheld on a felony were told by the state that they were

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Lions and Tigers and Databases! Oh my!

The recent angst over databases for foreign refugees got me thinking about the databases that already exist for American citizens. Every time a firearm is purchased from a federally licensed dealer, the transaction can only be approved if the buyer

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Cord Byrd Represents NRA at Debate on Guns

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Cord Byrd represented the NRA and the Second Amendment at a forum held on the campus of his alma mater, the University of North Florida on Monday night. From the above news story: “It’s a

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Ban Gun Free Zones

The President says it’s time to politicize the latest criminal act committed by an insane person, so I will play along. The President calls for more laws restricting the rights of law abiding citizens while saying nothing about one change

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Shooting Straight on Firearms Law

While the politics and the social impact of guns frequently make headlines, the practice of firearms law rarely receives the same level of attention. For those concerned about the preservation of the Second Amendment and the safe and legal use

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