Florida GOP pushes [relaxed] gun bill nearly 5 years after Parkland
GARY FINEOUT 01/31/2023 07:07 AM EST
Update 3/30/2023 - Florida lawmakers hand DeSantis political win on guns
Republicans, in a move telegraphed for a while now, are marching ahead with plans to end the permitting requirements for concealed weapons in the state — or the removing of a “government permission slip,” as Florida House Speaker Paul Renner put it.
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Timing — The Monday announcement by Renner that he was pressing ahead this year with the legislation came about two weeks shy of the fifth anniversary of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland that left 17 people dead.
On board— The NRA is backing the measure that would now make Florida the 26th state that lets people carry concealed weapons without a permit, which also eliminates the requirement that people go through training before they obtain the permit.
The bill was introduced just hours before four people opened fire and injured 10 in a drive-by shooting in Lakeland, Florida, according to the Lakeland Police Department. Police Chief Sammy Taylor told reporters in a press briefing Monday night that all of the victims were males age 20 to 35, two of whom receiving treatment in the hospital for critical injuries.
Getting rid of permits for concealed weapons or “constitutional carry,” as the proponents call it, has the backing of Gov. Ron DeSantis — and it will be another item he can add to the checklist he can tout when his much-anticipated presidential campaign launches later this year.
The upcoming legislative session is poised to be a significant one for the Florida [Fascist=] Republican supermajority; vouchers, guns, abortion. [book banning, transgender suppression], will all be on the docket.
sadly-the present climate has forced me to now "carry" to protect myself from attack.ReplyDelete