Dennis: Hey guys Robert: Hey guys, how are you doing this morning? Officers: Alright. What’s going on with you guys? Robert: Well, just down here fishing. Dennis: Just sitting here advertising gun rights. Robert: We’re down here for Florida Carry, and stuff like that. We do this here every once, well, about every couple of months or so. Robert: We, you know, jump around different places in Florida. We go to the beaches, advocating for gun rights and stuff like that. Dennis: We’ve been here several times. We talked to FWC and you guys here before. Officer Jones (seeing a camera, starts speaking to Jack): You a veteran yourself, sir? Jack: No, sir but I … Officer Jones (interrupts Jack): That’s the sad part. We’re all veterans. We’re just asking if you were. Jack: No sir, I’m not. Officer Jones: I was in the Navy. You think that’s a good American? Jack: Oh, absolutely. Officer Jones: That’s what I thought. We are true Americans aren’t we. Jack: Absolutely. Officer Jones: I guess you’re JUST VISITING. Jack: Yes, sir. Officer Jones: I’m just saying… you’re a TOURIST VISITING. Jack: That’s one of my favorite parts… (interrupted) Officer Jones: I know you’re JUST VISITING the American country thus far. Jack: Oh, no… I find myself to be a true American. Officer Jones: Well, I’m saying a truer veteran. It’s a true American. He’s not a veteran, I’m just saying. Officer Jones: We’ll come back and talk to you guys. We’re true Americans. We’re veterans. We’re true Americans. Robert: Right on. Absolutely. Officer Jones to Robert: Are you a veteran, sir? Robert: Sir, no sir. Officer Jones: There you go. That explains a lot to us. You understand what I’m saying? Robert: Unfortunately I have asthma. Couldn’t do it, so… Officer Jones: Ah, there ya go. We carried the flag for you, and you can go ahead and have your rights. Sit right there… Robert: Yes, sir, absolutely… Officer Jones: You sit right there and have your rights. Jack: Absolutely. Jack: And we thank you very much for doing that for us. Robert: and we do thank you, absolutely. Officer Jones: We’re not arguing with you, we’re just telling you who earned it for you. Jack: Absolutely. Robert: Yes. sir. Jack: Absolutely. We have all the respect… I’m a member of the VFW and have been for 40 years Officer Jones: (unintelligible)… We continue to serve for you. Okay? Jack: Yes, and my point in stating the fact that I’m a member of the VFW is fact that a share support for you. Officer Jones: We’ll talk to you in a minute. I’m just telling you who is who. Just letting … you better understand who’s who. Dennis: I don’t understand what was said to start that. Jack: Yeah. I don’t understand the statement. Robert: I didn’t get that either. Dennis: What was said to start that? Jack: I’m just staying in the background. All I’m doing is taking pictures. Dennis: Okay. So he is saying that veterans secure our rights to do this, Robert: right but I Jack: Then what is the problem? Dennis: but he’s still here to babysit us. Okay. Jack: Well, ya know, if he doesn’t like the law that’s in place, then maybe he should legislate the changes. Dennis: They have. They’ve sent police officers to Tallahassee to lobby against gun rights. Robert: Apparently, it is something against non-veterans. Dennis: Lots of Sheriffs have went up there (Tallahassee)… Robert: Does he have something against non-veterans? Dennis: Apparently ! Jack: I’m not sure I got all of that. (unintelligible) Dennis: Welcome back. Officer Jones: We just have to ID you. Do you have your ID with you? Dennis: I’ll give you my fishing license so that you know I’m legally fishing. But, it’s totally lawful. Officer Jones: We just want to make sure (unintelligible) that’s all we need is your driver’s license. So we know who you are… Dennis: Here’s the fishing license. Here’s the driver’s license…And my concealed weapons license if you’re interested. Officer Jones to Robert: You’ve got that (CWFL)? Robert: I don’t have mine with me (CWFL). Dennis: You don’t have to have it. Robert: I do have one. I just… Officer Jones: We’ll check. Robert: It’s not a problem sir. Dennis: It’s not required when you’re fishing. Officer Jones: Look in my eyes. I’m asking you…Do you think I don’t know that he doesn’t have to have his CWFL while fishing? Dennis: He doesn’t have his. That is why I brought it up. Officer Jones: Don”t tell me how to do my job. Dennis: Protect and Serve (shrug). Jack: Why did you give him ID? Dennis: I did not have to. Jack: No, but I’m glad you did. It’s easier Robert: (pulls out Ipad): Let me get my (CWFL) permit. Dennis: I’m very disappointed in JSO today. Dennis: Last time JSO came, they were here for 1 minute and 7 seconds. Robert: They weren’t even here that long, dude. They weren’t even here that long. Officer Jones: Do you work for _______? What is your job title? Who is your supervisor? Dennis: Yes. ______ . ________. ” Officer Jones: You could have told us. It might have helped us out. Dennis: Why is that? It’s not required. Officer Jones: You didn’t tell us you were a Sheriff’s Office employee. It didn’t pass your mind? Dennis: Does it matter? Officer Jones: Oh, I didn’t say it did. But it might help us on the call. Officer Jones: I thought we might be on the same team, but now I don’t know. Dennis: I absolutely am on your team, and the team of the citizens, and the Constitution. Officer Jones: After that Protect and Serve comment you made, I was just wondering about that. Dennis: I just thought you were being extremely rude. Officer Jones: I wasn’t being rude, buddy. Dennis: You talked about us not being veterans, you brought up a question about whether we’re real Americans. You were being very rude. Officer Jones: Well, I have the right to say whatever I want to say out in public. Uriah: Would that change if we were veterans? Dennis: I didn’t say you didn’t have the right, I just said you were being rude. Officer Jones: Not for the way you’re acting. Pam: He’s active duty. Uriah: I am active duty. Dennis: He wasn’t even here when you were here before. Officer Jones: No, that’s not it. Officer Ingall: We’re gonna get calls all day. It’s preventing us from doing something that actually matters. Officer Jones: We’re just saying that you’re just tying us up. That’s all you’re doing. Dennis
: I’m literally not. Uriah: We’re trying to normalize it. Officer Ingalls: Normalize it? Officer Ingalls: You think what happened two weeks ago was normal? (Referring to the El Paso TX and Dayton OH shooters) Dennis: That doesn’t have anything to do with me. Officer Ingalls: Look at it from our stand point. We’re going to sit right there because we’re going to get a phone call , and keep on getting calls. Dennis: You don’t HAVE to sit there. Officer Ingalls: We will, because we have to respond to calls. Dennis: I don”t mind if you sit there, but you don’t HAVE to. Uriah: That;s the 1st time we’ve ever had officers sit there. We’ve been out to this park… Officer Ingalls: You’ve been here before… Dennis: Man, oh man. Officer Jones is in a Tizzy today.