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Two People Arrested After Attempting To Carry Firearms Into Disney Parks


Two people were arrested at Walt Disney World in separate incidents Monday after authorities say they tried to enter two Disney parks with firearms.

A 23-year-old Alabama woman and a 61-year-old Louisiana man face charges of carrying a concealed weapon.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the woman had a loaded .380 caliber gun in her backpack. A bag-checker at the entrance to Disney’s Animal Kingdom found the gun. Her concealed weapons permit apparently expired in January.

The man was arrested at Epcot. His weapon was found after a Disney security officer selected him for a random metal detector screening.

Both face a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Disney bans guns from its parks, and even guests with weapons permits can face trespassing charges.

According to Florida law, a person who carries a concealed weapon or electric weapon or device commits a first-degree misdemeanor. If that weapon is a firearm, the charge increases to a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

If you’ve been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, it is important to know what you are up against. Our Florida Weapons Cases Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can answer all of your questions and help you determine the best defense strategy for your particular situation.

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