Firearm Tranfer Requests, 1st Circuit

Brian Freskos filed this request with the State Attorney, 1st Circuit of Florida.
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From: Brian Freskos

Dear Records Officer,

This is a request under Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)) for certain firearms records held by the Judicial Circuit (the Circuit) of Florida.

It is our understanding that when a law enforcement agency in the Circuit’s jurisdiction wishes to dispose, sell or otherwise transfer firearms under the agency’s custody, the agency first submits a transfer request to the Circuit. That request, sometimes called a “Firearms List for Transfer,” is essentially a list that includes the make, model, caliber and serial number of each firearm, along with the case number associated with each firearm. We obtained one such request from the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and attached it to this request for your reference.

Once the Circuit receives such a request, it reviews the relevant case files and issues a determination on whether it is appropriate for each of the firearms to be transferred.

Therefore, we are asking for access to and copies of the following records:

Part 1) Every firearms transfer request submitted to the Circuit from Jan. 1, 2013 through June 1, 2017.

Part 2) Every determination rendered by the Circuit on each of the firearms transfer requests released in response to Part 1.

I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization headquartered in New York, New York. I am making this request through MuckRock’s public records management service, which we use to file and track public records requests.

As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained from this request available to the general public; I am not seeking it for commercial purposes.

If there are charges associated with this request, I respectfully ask to be made aware of the estimated costs before my request is completed.

I prefer the requested documents be sent electronically, by email attachment if available, or CD-ROM if not. If standard mail must be used for the release of any records or correspondence, please send to the following address:

The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone: (919) 522-6354.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this request.
Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

From: Renee Rhein

Mr. Frescos,

Our office does not have the requested documentation.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Regards,

Renee P. Rhein
Investigator
Office of State Attorney
First Judicial Circuit
(850) 595-4277 office
(850) 595-4727 fax

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June 1, 2017
State Attorney, 1st Circuit
Office of State Attorney
190 West Government St
Pensacola, FL 32502
Dear Records Officer,
This is a request under Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01
to 119.15 (1995)) for certain firearms records held by the Judicial
Circuit (the Circuit) of Florida.
It is our understanding that when a law enforcement agency in the
Circuit’s jurisdiction wishes to dispose, sell or otherwise transfer
firearms under the agency’s custody, the agency first submits a transfer
request to the Circuit. That request, sometimes called a “Firearms List
for Transfer,” is essentially a list that includes the make, model,
caliber and serial number of each firearm, along with the case number
associated with each firearm. We obtained one such request from the Gulf
County Sheriff’s Office and attached it to this request for your
reference.
Once the Circuit receives such a request, it reviews the relevant case
files and issues a determination on whether it is appropriate for each
of the firearms to be transferred.
Therefore, we are asking for access to and copies of the following
records:
Part 1) Every firearms transfer request submitted to the Circuit from
Jan. 1, 2013 through June 1, 2017.
Part 2) Every determination rendered by the Circuit on each of the
firearms transfer requests released in response to Part 1.
I am a reporter with The Trace, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit news organization
headquartered in New York, New York. I am making this request through
MuckRock’s public records management service, which we use to file and
track public records requests.
As a member of the news media, I will be making information obtained
from this request available to the general public; I am not seeking it
for commercial purposes.
If there are charges associated with this request, I respectfully ask
to be made aware of the estimated costs before my request is completed.

I prefer the requested documents be sent electronically, by email
attachment if available, or CD-ROM if not. If standard mail must be used
for the release of any records or correspondence, please send to the
following address:
The Trace
Attn: Brian Freskos
428 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call
me on my cell phone: (919) 522-6354.
Thank you in advance for your assistance with this request.
Sincerely,
Brian Freskos
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