Tax Collectors In Florida Now Openly Carry Guns, While Public Is Banned From Doing So

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Tax collectors in Florida are now publicly announcing the values of being armed when demanding money from citizens. The only problem is that the state bans open carry for civilians that the tax collectors are stealing money from.

If you’re leery about government intervention in your life, and you know that taxation is theft, this article will probably strike a nerve. However, on the other hand, if you revile and worship the government which steals from you and creates edicts you must follow under threats of violence using your stolen money, you’ll love what they are doing down in the Sunshine state.

“A Central Florida tax collector says a new policy will allow his employees to openly carry firearms while they work,” The Associated Press reports.


“Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg told the Orlando Sentinel that according to Florida law, he and his employees are considered ‘revenue officers’ and are exempt from the state’s ban on the open carrying of firearms while performing their duties.”

Ready for the glaring hypocrisy?

The rationale behind the move is to save taxpayers money by eliminating the need to hire private security.

Know what else would save taxpayers money? No government theft (taxes), or even perhaps lowering the tax rate to the point that people aren’t willing to shoot at tax collectors over what’s obviously amounting to putting a gun to the head of a person and demanding money. Last time we looked up the definition of theft, taxation fell firmly into that category. No amount of mental gymnastics could convince a free thinker that money they made is somehow the property of anyone else.

But, “tax collector Joel Greenberg says he is a ‘big believer in the Second Amendment,’” letter to the editor writer Gordon Crawford points out in the Orlando Sentinel. “If that is truly the case, he would know that this constitutional amendment was put in place to protect the public from government tyranny, not to arm the government” making stealing easier for government officials.

Not that the courts have any incentive to provide for that. As noted by the Sun Sentinel in March, “The Florida Supreme Court found the state’s ban on openly carrying handguns constitutional, raising the stakes for open carry laws under consideration in the Legislature this year.” But if you work for the government, and steal from others for a living, you can be armed. How odd, right? People want to protect their lives with guns when stealing. And the constitution already literally declares that all gun laws are unconstitutional. It’s the four little words no socialist wants to hear: Shall not be infringed.

It’s more than obvious that this kind of “action” is exactly what the founders of the nation did not intend when writing the second amendment. All the more proof that the government does not protect rights, it’s our job to do that. The government is stealing from us at gunpoint and a few even claim that as long as they throw in a bridge here and there, it’s worth it.

But is it worth it? What would the founders do? They are probably spinning in their graves with disgrace at the loss of freedom we’ve allowed. This seems to come right out of a dystopian dictatorship.

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VWAndy's picture

 Think of it like an incentive plan.

Moe Hamhead's picture

What taxes?  It's Florida!  ..maybe they mean property taxes.  Foreclosure should do the trick for delinquency collection of those.

Scrimpy's picture

Tyrants should be shot, according to the 2nd ammendment

Blue Balls's picture

Typical Florida home has;

1.  Concealed carry 380 or Glock.

2.  Sniper.  308 are a favorite.

3.  Standard 9 mm.

4.  AR-15 some like the AK-47 (crap).

5.  22 LR for the kids.

Come and get it.

JLee2027's picture

Banning open carry is unconstitutional.

Nekoti's picture

So is collecting taxes.

Manthong's picture

Until all-out war and chaos happens, the smart person would rather carry concealed.

Why advertise?

An openly armed person would be the first to be taken out by crazies, misfits and other scheming evildoers.


ScratInTheHat's picture

I like the open carry guys. It takes all the attention off of what I'm doing.

NoDebt's picture

Remember Gerald McRaney's character in 'Tremors'?  It's getting to be a bit like that around my castle.


undertow1141's picture

So my wife asked why I carry in the house. I responded "Muthafuckin Decepitcons!". She laughed, I laughed, the toaster laughed. I shot the toaster, it was a good day.


I still love that one.

Mr 9x19's picture

didn't laugh that hard reading english for a while.


GracchusBrothers's picture

Gerald McRaney wasn't in "Tremors".

undertow1141's picture

Your correct, the character NoDebt is refering to was played by Michael Gross.

NoDebt's picture

Fuck!  You're right!  Curse this old man memory!

Green arrows for the both of you.

buttmint's picture

Kevin Bacon was in Tremors. Cocksucker is in every movie one way or another!

TwelveOhOne's picture

He is less than six degrees from my sister's full-frontal-nudity flick!  No, I'm not telling which one. :)

TheRideNeverEnds's picture

Since when has that old relic of a bygone era we call "The Constitution" meant anything?

I'd estimate about a hundred years ago, give or take a few decades.

There is nobody alive today who actually lived in The United States of America as the founders intended it.

We had a decent first hundred years. America ended at the start of the civil war. We had a chance to recover after than but power was ceded to the tribe soon after and it's pretty much been all downhill from there.

The decay was papered over by fiat but the underlying reality remained.

We instituted income tax, we gave women the vote, the corpse of a once great nation shambled on; dead on its feet. Mid last century they took firm control and the decline accelerated. Negros were now treated like actual people, they too could vote, the shitskin evasion began in earnest.

Still the fiat flowed, " just ignore it, they won't move to MY neighborhood" people told themselves. Then welfare and forced integration came. Now they are paid to breed, paid with your money, money issued to you at interest.

Enslaved from birth most know nothing else. Indoctrinated from child most don't question it. "Why are we trillions in debt? Why the nonstop war? Why the degradation of rights?" "White people" professor Goldstein responds.

But there is a glimmer of hope. People are rejecting the conditioning. Perhaps (((they))) overplayed their hand. It's now a deep hold we are in, no easy way out, at least it seems we may have slowed the rate at which we are digging. Maybe we can start looking for a way out?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Enslaved from birth most know nothing else. Indoctrinated from child most don't question it. "Why are we trillions in debt? Why the nonstop war? Why the degradation of rights?" "White people" professor Goldstein responds.

Well, he's not lying -- most of the tribe would be described as "white"...

NidStyles's picture

When they blame Whites, what they mean to say that they create the situation because Whites will not capitulate to their chosen status. We don't worship them, and they can't stand it.

espirit's picture

Are you sure that's typical?

X2 is believable.

espirit's picture

Did you also forget about the wifes twenty?

runswithscissors's picture

Some Florida homes have all of the above and more...with enough ammo to fill a (hidden) walk-in closet....its why we call it the Gunshine State.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

AK-47 "crap?" What idiot group are you a member of?

NidStyles's picture

Let me know when you can do field repairs on an AK. Until then his point was correct they are crap.

Abitdodgie's picture

And after two days heavy use in dusty or muddy conditions an AR15 is as much use as a dead cat.That is unless you clean t every eight hours , an AK in these conditions just clean every 12 months.

ImGumbydmmt's picture

I know, its all been said before.

but that info is WAAAY out of date


Relaibolt, 7,500 rounds without cleaning.

piston driven AR-15 and AR-10

68,000 rounds and counting


ImGumbydmmt's picture

Ditto...Let me know when anyone wins a 3 gun rifle/carbine stage with an AK. 

mag changes alone will dock you several seconds IF you dont get a DQ for not locking the bolt to the rear before you transisiton.


Attend any advanced tactical carbine class with ANYTHING other than an AR-15 (well maybe a tavor ok) and folks look at you like you just arrived from Mars.

I found this out even though i had a $2k AR-10 by POF.

20 dudes and i was the Only one not running an AR-15.

trainer treated me like i was some sort of retard.

but I loaned it to him over lunch brake the third day when he was not hitting the 600 yard target with his AR-15, after 4 rounds walked in by a spotter he was clanging the 600 yard steel through a whole magazine.


As to the AK, yea have one, along with a case of ammo in the sealed can and a stack of mags.

Bury the whole shabang in PVC out back and only tell your son where its at; in the event of your own death and .gov has already taken the rest of your gear..

man from glad's picture

Good list but I prefer 30-06 (#2)

Tarzan's picture

While not perfect, Florida has pretty good fire arms laws.

When I was a teenager, over 40 years ago, I could walk down the road with a shotgun over my shoulder and nobody would bat an eye.

Things have changed, you can't walk down the road with a pistal on your side, like you still can in some States, God bless them.

But you can still open carry, without a license, during certain activities.

Open carry of firearms is generally banned except open or concealed carry is allowed for without a license under 790.25 for certain protected places and activities. Exceptions include in the home, place of work, hunting, fishing, camping, or while practice shooting and while traveling to and from those activities.

Another fun fact about florida law concerning gun registration.

It is a felony under Florida law to create, maintain or publish any list, record or registry of legally owned firearms or law-abiding firearm owners.

But if you want to carry in public for self defense you have to get a concealed carry license, and it must remain concealed.

Or like many here, who dont desire to carry a pistal on their person, and don't want to be on the governments concealed carry list, carry it in their car, unchambered, with the clip out, in the glove box, or center console.

Friedrich not Salma's picture

"Securely encased" in a car in FL means snapped in a holster, not on person, or in a closed but not locked compartment. Mag in. Also no need to inform LEO of firearm in vehicle.

bamawatson's picture

a bullshit article from a fear monger shill. We tend to ourselves just fine here; thank you
also unilateral declaration applies only to seminole county

ask trayvon

espirit's picture

Amen Bro, central east coast here. I'm sure our Sheriff Wayne would like to see everyone open carry AR's.

That's a sarc, but he is a strong proponent of concealled carry.

This is alarmist tripe for the 12 packers and room temp IQ crowd. (It is a bit high today)


Tarzan's picture

I agree, same her in North East Florida.  We don't have the best gun laws in the Union, but among the top for sure.

Koba the Dread's picture

ZeroHedge has begun to specialize in alarmist tripe. Too bad for us.

TwelveOhOne's picture

There might be one too many letters in your user name.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Revenooers may very likely become semiholes, or multiholes.

totenkopf88's picture

As usual, FL tards' reading comprehension skills mean they miss the point of the article

man from glad's picture

North Central Floridaian here. Yeah I don't like this development at all. Not my county but it's a slippery slope. 

TwelveOhOne's picture

I appreciated the lack of income taxes back when worked down there.  Now I understand better, from -- if you don't do work for government or hold office, then you're not liable for any federal tax.  Which mostly includes state taxes as well, almost 40 of them: (apparently I can embed it in the text editor -- but it doesn't show up in the post, so there's the link so you can see it...)

I'd avoid that guy from Paris who's now in Spain, he spins a good yarn but I was burned.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Then again, check out this 7-part radio show on YouTube (about 2 hours), titled "Remove Your Property From the Tax Roll", about the experiences of a man in Florida who did exactly that:

WernerHeisenberg's picture

Flordia also has stand your ground law.  Let the bastard in, blow him away, say you though he was (a private citizen) attempting an armed home invasion robbery

Chupacabra-322's picture

Exactly. Everyone in Florida is literally, armed to the teeth. Jake boot thugs would be receiving the business end followed by bullets.

Bigly's picture


But just think how insane govt is to propose this when that is a fact (people armed, stand your ground)


Florida, watch out. TOO many NYC (((carpetbaggers))) have arrived....

GlobalMapper's picture

"Florida, watch out. TOO many NYC (((carpetbaggers))) have arrived....'

You said a mouthful Bigly.  I lived in FL all of my life (58 Years) and finally moved to the Ozarks to find peace and security.  The carpetbaggers are many and they have taken over my former home and they are flaming assholes.  Fuck 'em, things are quiet here in the mountains.

NoPension's picture

I'm in Maryland. Possess a Florida Concealed Carry permit.

This is much ado about nothing. Concealed is the only way to carry anyhow.

Try getting a CC in Maryland. Fucking state is a joke. But, it's home.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

When the SHTF, nobody will give a thought to having "permits."

espirit's picture

That's sort of 'gay' sounding.