Gun policies & incidents (Suwannee County, FL)

Vanessa Nason filed this request with the Suwannee county sheriff's office of Suwannee County, FL .
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From: Vanessa Nason

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

All data, statistics, or reports from the year 2015 regarding incidents involving firearms, including but not limited to:
> firearm-related homicides
> firearm-related assaults

All data, statistics, or reports regarding matters pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use, and transfer, from the year 2015, including, but not limited to, the following:
• the issuance of firearms permits and licenses.
• the revocation of firearms permits and licenses.
• the sale and purchase of firearms.
• the transfer, either out-of-state or between individuals, of firearms.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Please limit your search to all records from the year 2015.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request.


Vanessa Nason

From: Traci McCormick

Regarding your request pertaining to gun acquisition, licensure, use and transfer – Florida does not have central registration of records. This agency has no record of gun registrations. You will need to contact ATF for new/used gun purchases and Department of Agriculture regarding concealed permits (per Lt. Musgrove).

I am working on the firearm related incidents for the year of 2015 and will advise the fees in advance. This will only include the calls for the Sheriff’s Office, not the Live Oak Police Department.


Traci McCormick

From: Vanessa Nason


I just wanted to check on the status of this request and ask a question.

I know your data goes into FDLE's yearly UCR. Do reports from the Live Oak Police department also go into the UCR? Does your agency and theirs keep your data separate? Are the jurisdictions separate? I'm just confused as to how this works, as I assumed the Sheriff's Department would have crime data for the entire county.


From: Traci McCormick


The Live Oak Police Department’s UCR data is separate from the Sheriff’s Office and the jurisdictions are also separate. I have just finished pulling the files and copying for your request from our department. There is a total of 72 pages @ .15 cents per page. The fee is $10.80 and reports will be forwarded upon receipt of payment.


Traci McCormick