May 2, 2023
Florida one step closer to giving DeSantis chance to make US a constitutional carry majority
Florida One Step Closer to Giving DeSantis Chance to Make US a Constitutional Carry Majority
Florida is one step closer to becoming the next state to adopt constitutional carry, a policy that would allow law-abiding citizens to carry firearms without a permit. Governor Ron DeSantis has been a vocal supporter of the policy, and with the state legislature passing a bill that would make it a reality, he is one step closer to making Florida the 22nd state to adopt constitutional carry.
The bill, which passed the Florida House of Representatives by a vote of 78-39, would allow anyone over the age of 21 who is legally allowed to own a firearm to carry it concealed without a permit. The bill also includes provisions that would allow for the carrying of firearms in places of worship and on school grounds, as long as the person carrying the firearm has the permission of the property owner.
Supporters of the bill argue that it is a necessary step to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. They point to the fact that criminals do not follow gun laws, and that law-abiding citizens should not be punished for the actions of a few bad actors.
Opponents of the bill, however, argue that it would make it easier for criminals to obtain firearms and would lead to an increase in gun violence. They also argue that the bill would make it more difficult for law enforcement to do their jobs, as they would no longer be able to easily identify who is legally allowed to carry a firearm.
Despite the opposition, Governor DeSantis has made it clear that he supports the bill and believes that it is a necessary step to protect the Second Amendment rights of Floridians. He has also pointed to the fact that 21 other states have already adopted constitutional carry, and that Florida should not be left behind.
If the bill is signed into law, Florida would become the 22nd state to adopt constitutional carry, joining states like Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming. It would also bring the US one step closer to becoming a constitutional carry majority, a goal that Governor DeSantis has been working towards since taking office.
In conclusion, the passage of the constitutional carry bill in Florida is a significant step towards protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. While there are certainly valid concerns about the potential for increased gun violence, the fact remains that criminals do not follow gun laws, and law-abiding citizens should not be punished for their actions. With Governor DeSantis's support, Florida is one step closer to becoming a constitutional carry state, and the US is one step closer to becoming a constitutional carry majority.