Firearm Transfer Requests, 14th Circuit

Brian Freskos filed this request with the Florida State Attorney, 14th 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 Fourteenth 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: Bill Payne

Greetings Mr. Freskos,

Please accept this notification as acknowledgement and receipt of your
public records request.

Your request has been assigned to staff and based on the fact that these
records are not readily retrievable. they are working with our outer-county
offices (we have 6 counties in our Judicial Circuit) to ensure that we
provide you with not only the correct information, but accurate information
as well.

We certainly appreciate your patience while we work to compile a response
to your request.

Respectfully,

Bill Payne

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Bill Payne

Felony Criminal Investigator / Public Records Coordinator

Office of the State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit

421 Magnolia Ave || PO Box 1040

Panama City, FL 32402

Phone: 850-872-4473 ex. 1436

Fax: 850-747-5863

*bill.payne@sa14.fl.gov <bill.payne@sa14.fl.gov>*

*"Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not
want your email address released in response to a public records request,
do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by
phone or in writing."*

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*Please be advised that Florida has a broad public records law, and all
correspondence to me via e-mail may be subject to disclosure. Under
Florida Law e-mail addresses are public record. If you do not want your
e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not
send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this office by phone
or in writing.*

From: Bill Payne

Greetings Mr. Freskos,

Please see the attached document in regards to your public records request
to this office.

Respectfully,

Bill

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Bill Payne

Felony Criminal Investigator / Public Records Coordinator

Office of the State Attorney, 14th Judicial Circuit

421 Magnolia Ave || PO Box 1040

Panama City, FL 32402

Phone: 850-872-4473 ex. 1436

Fax: 850-747-5863

*bill.payne@sa14.fl.gov <bill.payne@sa14.fl.gov>*

*"Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not
want your email address released in response to a public records request,
do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by
phone or in writing."*

--
*Please be advised that Florida has a broad public records law, and all
correspondence to me via e-mail may be subject to disclosure. Under
Florida Law e-mail addresses are public record. If you do not want your
e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not
send electronic mail to this entity. Instead contact this office by phone
or in writing.*

From: Brian Freskos

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,
Brian Freskos

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