MANATEE COUNTY: Crime and Gun Ownership, Both Up

A recent Bay News 9 story indicates that crime and gun ownership are both up in Manatee County, Florida. Some residents have indicated that it’s the large increase in crime that prompted them to buy a gun. Specifically, Manatee County residents have been fighting back against a recent string of Home Invasion Robberys and Murders.Recent changes in Florida law have made it easier for each of us to defend our own home and property. Expanding the old concept of the “castle doctrine,” Florida lawmakers have given individual property owners additional tools to protect themselves from violent and/or gang-related activity.The Blake & Dorsten, P.A., in Clearwater, is a proud supporter of the Second Amendment and is a firm believer in allowing law-abiding property owners to possess firearms for the protection of their home and family.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a Firearms Offense or has been the victim of a Weapons Offense, allow Nicholas J. Dorsten, of the Clearwater-based Blake & Dorsten, P.A., to help you protect your constitutional rights.

If your case requires an experienced and aggressive defense, the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. will be there for you. 365/24/7. The Blake & Dorsten, P.A. handles cases throughout the Tampa Bay area including: Bradenton, Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish and Lakewood Ranch. For more information, please contact us at 727.286.6141.

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