Skip to comments.Ron DeSantis quietly legalizes carrying concealed weapons without permits
Posted on 04/03/2023 1:55:29 PM PDT by 4Runner
With little fanfare, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation Monday allowing residents to carry a concealed loaded weapon without a permit.
DeSantis signed the bill in a nonpublic event in his office with only bill sponsors, legislative leaders and gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, in attendance.
It was a notable departure for a governor who regularly holds splashy news conferences and bill-signing ceremonies.
Florida is now the 26th state to pass some form of permitless carry legislation. The signing comes one week after six people, including three children, were gunned down at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Propaganda slant = “he was sneaky about it”
Few people open carry.
It gives away that you are carrying, which is to your disadvantage.
What such laws do, is protect those that carry, i.e. the jerk calling the cops because they see a gun on someone that is licensed to carry.
Little will change because you seldom see folks open carry even where it is allowed. BUT it works to the advantage of those who do carry and no longer need to worry about the concerned anti-gun Karen.
Don't be stupid.
Again, the Sarah Brady - Pete Shields - Diane Feinstein - Charles Schumer rhetoric comes out.
You are making EXACTLY the arguments those people have made since the early 1990s. In fact, they made that argument against Florida’s “Shall Issue” concealed carry permit system, back when it was proposed.
And they were wrong.
Illegal aliens and other criminals don’t give a shit about the law. You know that. They know that. And the nonsense flows anyway.
Please delete previous post. Intended for another topic.
Speaking as a Florida Concealed Carry Permit holder under the old law, the argument from my standpoint has been, if carrying a weapon is your Constitutional Right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment and numerous Supreme Court decisions, then why do you need permission from the Government to do it.
Did you vote for Subshine Charlie?
How about reading the law. If illegals couldn’t carry before, they can’t carry now.
The new law just takes away law abiding people requiring a permission slip to exercise a right.
Do you really think and ILLEGAL alien would worry about ILLEGALLY carrying?
So does this mean illegal aliens can conceal carry since licensing is no longer required?
Green card holders (legal aliens) can legally buy and possess. Illegals cannot.
That is not to say that illegals won’t be concealed carrying, anymore than they were before the law was signed.
“Few people open carry.”
Whoopee. It’s not the business of a state to restrict the right of lawful citizens to open carry if they so choose.
Also, Florida has long allowed open carry without a permit so long as you are going to or from hunting or fishing.
As for the law itself, once again, DeSantis deliveres -- promises made, promises kept. Hmmm... who else have we heard that phrase applied to? Just trolling the 'Trump or die!' folks... ;-)
Please tell me you aren’t really that blind or ignorant of history!
thank you for exposing your hypocrisy and your pretzel logic...
I suggest you go cycling down Miami’s MLK Blvd some Saturday night without carrying.
The fact that criminals have no idea who is carrying but know that many are, improves safety.
Ever notice that lions pick obviously different or weak individuals to attack?
They attack whatever looks out of place, or different. They have a much harder time making up their minds when every animal in front of them looks exactly like the rest.
DDS is no different than TDS. Desantis did something, therefore DDSers will come up with arguments that it’s bad. Such is the state of politics in 2023, though this one was a little embarrassing on a site like FR. Good to see most freepers sticking to their guns (and values) in this thread.
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