And then THIS MAN – Adrian Wyllie – who clearly is NOT afraid to stand on our behalf.
The choice is very clear – if you love Liberty and want to see a Free Florida Republic – Wyllie for Governor!”
Published on Feb 3, 2013
Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian for Florida Governor. http://www.WyllieForGovernor.com
Music by Jordan Page. http://www.JordanPageMusic.com
TAMPA – February 2, 2013 – The Hillsborough County, Florida Sheriff’s Department set up five locations where people could turn in their firearms. The Sheriff was offering $75 plus tickets to a local sports events in exchange for each firearm surrendered.
Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian Candidate for Governor, Matt Bender, Alex Snitker, and several other law-abiding citizens offered to legally purchase firearms from the individuals who were there to turn them in. In many cases, Wyllie and the other citizens purchasing firearms offered considerably more than $75.
These transactions are completely legal and proper under Florida law.
The sellers were happy. The buyers were happy. The Sheriff was not happy.
Deputies ordered Wyllie and the others to stop immediately, and they were briefly detained to await further instructions. We were told that we weren’t breaking any laws, however, we were interfering with the Sheriff’s operation.
The vast majority of the firearms being turned in to the Sheriff were damaged, rusted, or otherwise inoperative. Only a handful of people said they were voluntarily disarming themselves, or believed they were “making the streets safer.” Most people said they were just trying to get a few bucks for some old, useless firearms they had, and reported having better quality firearms at home.
Many of the functional firearms were purchased by private individuals before they could be surrendered for destruction.
After waiting for about 10 minutes for the supervisor who was supposed to advise us further, we decided to continue purchasing rifles, shotguns and handguns from the people waiting to turn them in.
Knowing that we were operating within the law, we did not seek the Sheriff’s permission to do so. We continued purchasing firearms directly in front of the substation.
By the end of the day, dozens of quality rifles, shotguns and handguns were legally purchased by Libertarians and other law-abiding citizens at the five gun buyback locations.
Deputies did not bother us again.
We believe that we the streets safer that day, by ensuring law-abiding citizens have the tools to defend themselves.
We would like to thank the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department for eventually recognizing our Second Amendment right, and not further interfering with our lawful commerce.
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