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6 armed fishermen recently detained in Florida pier, police say

Six armed fishermen were briefly detained in Florida.

(Reuters)

Six fishermen who said that they are exercising their Second Amendment right briefly detained in the South of Florida before they are released on the Sunday morning.

The fishermen were with firearms at the South Pointe Pier in Miami Beach when the park rangers called police, according to WSVN-TV. The fishermen said that they will publicly demonstrate for their rights.

The men were not charged by Florida’s law that allows people to carry weapons while fishing. However, the men had enough to scare those who were on the pier.

“It’s definitely about if people have guns around here, especially in a park like this,” witness David Krempa told the station.

Eddie Webb, another parkgoer told the station he thought it “ridiculous” that she had a gun on the pier.

“I could see this was a freshwater channel, and there were crocodiles around or that kind of stuff, but that is really ridiculous to have a gun out here, while you’re fishing,” Webb said.

The police closed the pier after the incident, the station reported.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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