You have watched over the last few years as many American states have adopted permitless carry and constitutional carry laws. But many people are anticipating the addition of Florida to that list. Governor Ron DeSantis has encouraged the state’s Republican-controlled legislature to send him a bill allowing permitless carry in the state, and it looks like that will happen soon. Here’s an explanation of the current legislation being proposed, as reported by Brianna Andrews for News 4, in Jacksonville (abridged):
The Florida legislative session officially starts on Tuesday, and one proposed bill would allow people to carry concealed weapons without obtaining a state license.
This comes days after Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would support an open-carry gun law in Florida….
According to House Bill 543, Floridians would no longer need to apply for a license for concealed carry.
Non-Florida residents could carry concealed firearms if they are 21 or older under this proposal….
According to the proposal, carrying guns at places such as schools and athletic events will still be prohibited and a person would need to “carry valid identification at all times when he or she is in actual possession of a concealed weapon or concealed firearm and must display such identification upon demand by a law enforcement officer.”
Luis Valdes is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, a nonprofit in support of firearms. He is in favor of banning permit requirements.
“A permitting system is in every way an insult to the ideas of liberty that our country was founded on,” Valdes said….
If it becomes law, it would make the U.S. a constitutional carry-majority nation since there are currently 25 states with similar concealed carry laws.
Action Line: Keep your eyes on Florida. Ron DeSantis and the legislature there are working hard to make the state even better for its residents. Click here to subscribe to my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter.
P.S. I’m hoping to fill Florida in with red on this map soon, and keep your eyes on Nebraska, where permitless carry legislation is also percolating through the legislature.
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