Armed Florida Man Tries to Bring Handgun and 48 Rounds of Ammo Into Walt Disney World

(Photo Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Office)

An armed Florida man was stopped from entering Disney Springs in Walt Disney World in late May, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The perpetrator did not have a license to carry a concealed weapon, according to the police report. The weapon, a 9mm Glock handgun, reportedly did not have a serial number.

Aaron Josue Lopez, 35, from Royal Palm Beach, was stopped by security at a Disney Springs parking garage when it was discovered he was armed with a Glock handgun and dozens of rounds of ammunition.

The security guard told deputies, “I told him I was going to search his bag and he told me he had a folding knife in his bag. I told him to show me the knife then I said I would still have to search his bag.”

Lopez reportedly responded, “Oh, there’s something else in here besides a knife that I want to put back in my car.”

Lopez then walked away and was stopped by security, and brought to deputies.

Deputies said Lopez was found to be carrying a black and bronze 9mm Glock handgun. He was also carrying two Glock 19 magazines with 17 rounds of ammo in each, and one box with 14 rounds of ammo.

According WDW News Today, the handgun did not have a serial number.

“We checked the firearm for a serial number. None could be located. We were told by Aaron that the firearm is a Glock clone and he has to submit paperwork to the state to have a serial number assigned,” the arrest report said. “Aaron told me that he had a valid carry conceal firearm license but… none could be located through any law enforcement database.”

Despite not having a license to carry a concealed weapon, and despite the gun not having a serial number, and despite having more ammo than one could possibly need for self-defense at Walt Disney World, Lopez maintains he had no ill intent and was simply exercising his second amendment rights.

It doesn’t matter where I am. I carry a gun with me at all times. I can be at a restaurant, I can be at Disney. I don’t care. I carry a gun at all times. Period. I don’t trust law enforcement… I don’t trust anybody,” Lopez said. “At the end of the day, it’s the second amendment. I’m allowed to bring it. The fact that Disney is a private place, and they don’t allow it, I think it’s kind of stupid.”

Lopez was arrested, and Orange Circuit Court records don’t have an attorney listed.

[Source: Local 10, WDWNT]



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