Florida is moving in on Constitutional Carry and many think that it has a real chance of making it through the legislative process and becoming law.
Florida’s Constitutional Carry legislation is moving through the state legislature and new concerns have come up as to whether or not Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will sign the legislation. These concerns were put down almost immediately though by DeSantis and the National Association of Gun Rights.
From the Floridian:
According to the National Association for Gun Rights, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has “pledged his support for Constitutional Carry” and would sign into law HB 103, the Constitutional Carry or open carry, measure already introduced in the Florida House of Representatives.
“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.
This is news that many Floridians are glad to hear, especially those who own guns.
The reason many feared DeSantis wouldn’t sign the legislation was recent moves by other governors looking at the legislation on their desks and DeSantis’s seemingly blank record on the 2nd Amendment. This lack of record is not the result of anything other than circumstance. As governor, DeSantis has not had many opportunities to move on gun legislation(that being said gun legislation is not all that common).
With the greenlight from DeSantis, we now await the final legislative procedures before Constitutional Carry becomes law in Florida.