Despite the latest persisted efforts by anti-gun groups to pass stricter anti-gun laws across the country, as well as in Florida, a State Legislator has submitted a bill to make Florida the next Constitutional Carry state.
State Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed HB273, which seeks to quash the licensing requirements for legal firearm holders. The Sabatini said that legal gun owners should not require a “permission slip” to bear a concealed weapon. He added that the government bureaucracy should not determine the Second Amendment rights, which the Constitution protects from infringement.
The State Representative had previously filed another bill seeking to allow Floridians to be able to carry concealed weapons in colleges and university grounds. Sabatini indicated that universities were testing grounds for democracy. He reiterated that in the states that allow guns on university campuses, none of the negative predictions had happened.
If his bill passes, it would be another victory for the Second Amendment after the state passed a new law allowing teachers to arm themselves. The law passed after the Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings aimed to prevent such events from recurring. The Democrats had desperately sought to prevent the bill from passing but failed after a 65-47 victory in the House and 22-17 in Senate.
Various anti-gun lobbies, such as the Bloomberg-funded Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, also tried to oppose the passing of the bill through various ways including conducting anti-gun protests.
Democrats have consistently failed to accept the fact that almost all mass shootings occur in gun-free zones. The party has failed to see that gun-free zones and warning signs do not deter armed criminals.
If Florida passes this bill, they will become the 17th state to allow for the carry of a concealed firearm without a license. It is important to note, however, that this bill does not allow for the open carry of handguns. Florida is currently one of four states that prohibits open carry. Currently, 32 States have legalized open carry without a license requirement.
In 2018, the Cato Institute ranked Texas 29th for gun rights, and ranked Florida 39th. If HB273 becomes law, this will undoubtedly vault Florida above Texas. Unfortunately, Texas cannot do anything about our standings until 2021 when the Legislature convenes again, but we are working incredibly hard to get Texas to be the standard for gun rights and liberty in the US.
Join LSGR today and help us rid ourselves of this embarrassing title of being in the bottom half of states for the right to bear arms. Sign our petition so we may dump it on Lt. Gov. Patrick's desk, and maybe he will get the message. We will not be ignored, and we will not allow our government to dictate our rights.