DeSantis promises Florida permitless carry gun law before he leaves governor’s office

DeSantis promises Florida permitless carry gun law before he leaves governor’s office

Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks moments before signing the Parental Rights in Education bill during a news conference on Monday, March 28, 2022, at Classical Preparatory school in Shady Hills. TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday promised to push for a bill allowing Floridians to publicly carry firearms even if they have not previously taken a training course or gotten a permit. “I can’t tell you exactly when, but I’m pretty confident that I will be able to sign ‘constitutional carry’ into law in the state of Florida,” DeSantis said. “The Legislature will get it done. I can’t tell you if it’s going to be next week, six months, but I can tell you that before I am done as governor, we will have a signature on that bill.” The governor made his remarks at an unrelated news conference in Williston. The term “constitutional carry” is a name for the policy often used by its supporters, who argue citizens should be able to carry weapons with or without a permit because of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. Handgun owners in Florida are currently required to get a license to carry their weapons in most public places. Those licenses allow them to carry the weapons concealed on their person. In order to get a concealed weapon permit, a handgun owner has to take a firearms training class that includes instruction involving the live firing of a loaded gun. Gun owners are allowed to openly carry their firearms without a permit […]

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