DORAL, FL – On Thursday afternoon, Florida Senate gave final approval to permitless carry bill that was already passed by the State House last week.
Under this bill, individuals would be allowed to carry concealed loaded weapons anywhere without a permit. The only requirement for everyone is to have a valid ID with them when doing so or, else, get a $25 fine.
The permitless carry bill in question differs from the current Florida law in that concealed gun owners are required to get a license from the state if they wish to carry one in public while also submit to background checks and firearms training, all of which will be eliminated with the new measure.
The only thing that would not be changed is that individuals who are barred from obtaining or carrying guns under other Florida laws would still not be able to.
The bill was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday, April 3, in his office with bill sponsors, legislative leaders and gun rights advocates present, including the National Rifle Association.
“A constitutional right should not require a permission slip from the government. It is time we joined 25 other states to enact constitutional carry in the state of Florida,” he said during his “State of the State” address to the Florida Legislature this month.
The permitless carry bill passes three days after yet another school shooting hits the country, this time in Nashville, Tennessee, killing six people, among which are three 9-year-old children.
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