Florida Republican Governor Ron Desantis just teased an approval on one of the biggest demands from the sunshine state’s gun community.
Gun rights activists have been asking for an open carry law for a very long time. The sunshine state has concealed carry laws for a while now, but demand for open carry is something that excites every second amendment supporter.
According to a report from the National Association for Gun Rights, Gov. DeSantis has “pledged his support for Constitutional Carry” and is likely to sign the HB 103 bill into law. The open carry law has already been introduced in the state legislature and is very likely to pass given the state’s Republican majority.
“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 hosted the Republican Party Of Florida Executive Committee at the Governor’s mansion on Friday where he was asked about supporting Constitutional Carry in the state where he had this to say:
Many claim that it isn’t clear that the Governor responded to the reporter’s question about Constitutional Carry. It is unclear from the video if he was responding to someone else or the question.
Tom Knighton from TownHall Media reached out to the Governor’s office to confirm the statement and according to Christina Pushaw, the Governor’s Press Secretary,
“I was not at the event where that video was filmed, as it was not an official event. But Governor DeSantis’ response “of course” speaks for itself. He swore an oath to support, protect, and defend the Constitution, and the Constitution includes the 2nd Amendment.”
It seems very likely that this legislation will be passed next month in the state’s upcoming legislative session. According to some reports, State Senate Majority Leader Debbie Mayfield indicated the lawmakers would “probably be looking at” the constitutional carry bill this upcoming session.
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