Gov. DeSantis says Florida Legislature will pass ‘constitutional carry’ gun law

Gov. DeSantis says Florida Legislature will pass 'constitutional carry' gun law

Gov. Ron DeSantis reaffirmed his support for an open carry law for firearms, which supporters call “constitutional carry,” and predicted the Florida 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 before I am done as governor, we will have a signature on that bill,” said the Republican governor during a press conference in Friday in rural Levy County to talk about a separate issue— local infrastructure funding. BACKROUND: Momentum is building toward a change in Florida on “constitutional carry.” In February, speaking at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, DeSantis told an audience he expected the GOP-majority Legislature to address the issue in a special session this year. On April 1, he repeated his backing of the change before supporters in Eagle Lake. He also talked about gun laws during a news conference March 29 in Tallahassee. Florida Republican Senate President Wilton Simpson has said he would vote to pass a bill. This year, the Georgia Legislature became the 25th state to pass “constitutional carry,” according to the National Rifle Association , which has lobbied for it for decades. Gun rights fight: Momentum is building for permit-free gun carry in Florida. Does that mean open carry, too? Battle over Second Amendment rights: Florida gun rights advocates hopping mad about seemingly stalled ‘constitutional carry’ bill DeSantis attacks Biden during Florida speech: Even in rural Florida, DeSantis trains attack on White House […]

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