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Florida Eyes Becoming the 22nd Constitutional Carry State


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Florida may soon become a Constitutional Carry state.

According to a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, republicans in the state are making this a “priority.”

If implemented, Florida would become the 22nd constitutional carry state.

Governor Ron DeSantis allegedly discussed the matter recently while hosting the Republican Party of Florida Executive Committee.

According to the Director of Legislation for Florida Gun Rights Matt Collins, the time to act is now: 

“We’re thrilled that Governor DeSantis has pledged his support for Constitutional Carry – now the legislature must act swiftly, pass Constitutional Carry through both chambers, and get it to Governor DeSantis as soon as possible.”

Breitbart has more on the potential good news:

A report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel suggests Florida is on track to become the 22nd constitutional carry state.

Constitutional carry is a “priority” for the Republican-led Florida legislature, the Sentinel reported.

DeSantis recently pledged his support for Constitutional Carry according to the Floridian Press:

“We’re thrilled that Governor DeSantis has pledged his support for Constitutional Carry – now the legislature must act swiftly, pass Constitutional Carry through both chambers, and get it to Governor DeSantis as soon as possible,” said Matt Collins, Director of Legislation for Florida Gun Rights.

Gov. DeSantis allegedly made the promise this past Friday at the Governor’s Mansion, where he hosted the entire Republican Party of Florida Executive Committee.

Though most Floridians are happy with this news, some members of the Florida media aren't quite as excited.

Bearing Arms has more on media reaction:

Meanwhile, gun control activists who’ve helped introduce or popularize made-up phrases like “ghost guns” and “assault weapons” would like to have a word with whoever came up with the term “Constitutional Carry”.

“There’s nothing constitutional about it, at least not now … So that’s the term that gun industry and gun activists want you to use. But it’s a very biased term,” said Allison Anderman, senior counsel and director of local policy at Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Oh the irony of a spokesperson for a gun control outfit that brands itself as a “gun safety” organization complaining about the implicit bias in the phrase “Constitutional Carry.” As for Anderman’s claims that there’s nothing constitutional about the idea, is she saying that Constitutional Carry is actually un-constitutional? It sure sounds that way, though I doubt even Anderman could explain why not requiring a government-mandated permission slip to carry would violate Floridians’ constitutional rights.

While the opponents are vocal, so are the supporters:



 

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