MiamiHerald / Six people with fishing equipment and firearms openly carried at their sides caused a pause in the normal Sunday morning activity at Miami Beach’s South Pointe Park Pier.

After closing the pier around 10 a.m. to investigate, Miami Beach police determined they were within their state rights to carry their guns in such a manner.

Police reopened the pier, but left a couple of officers there and stated, “We are encouraging visitors to use other portions of South Pointe Park.”

Police said the men cited Florida Statute 790.25(3), a subsection of which allows openly carrying a gun by ” person engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from a fishing, camping, or lawful hunting expedition.”

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