Florida under GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to be a beacon of individual liberty, say his backers, and that doesn’t appear set to change anytime soon.
A report by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel suggests Florida is on track to become the 22nd constitutional carry state.
Constitutional carry is a “priority” for the GOP-led Florida legislature, the Sentinel .
Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) has already introduced a bill that eliminates the current concealed carry permit requirement for Floridians.
Open carry without a permit would also be legalized by Sabatini’s bill, Breitbart News reports.
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Moreover, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has already made it clear he will sign constitutional carry legislation, should it reach his desk.
Florida Gun Rights’ Matt Collins posted a video online asking DeSantis, “If constitutional carry made your desk, would you sign it?”
DeSantis responded, “Of course.”
There are currently 21 constitutional carry states in the U.S. Those states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Likely voters support concealed carry of firearms by a 2-to-1 margin, according to a June survey by Zogby International.
The poll, which was released to the outlet a few minutes before the Biden administration published a new rule targeting extended stocks on AR- and similar-style short-barreled rifles and pistols, found that likely voters support concealed carry 63-29%, according to the outlet.
In an analysis of the survey’s results, John Zogby wrote that most voters “agreed that the Second Amendment to the Constitution should also encompass the right to carry a concealed gun.”
“A majority of voters supported concealed carry as a part of the Second Amendment in all regions,” he added, citing the survey’s results.
The poll is the first to find that Americans believe the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun concealed.
Firearms sales have continued to set records over the past year, and in nearly all parts of the country, there is an ongoing shortage of ammunition for all major calibers.
First-time gun purchases including more women, blacks, and minorities have dramatically increased as well amid the crime spikes.