Florida state representative proposing open carry and doing away with certain permits for gun owners

BY Herschel Smith
3 weeks, 5 days ago

News from Florida.

Republican Representative Anthony Sabatini, of District 32, is proposing to do away with some restrictions when carrying a gun in public.

The bill could also allow for open carry in the state. This is the third time Sabatini has proposed the bill. It’s been struck previously by both Republicans and Democrats.

This is a copy of the proposed legislation: House bill 103.

If passed, gun owners would not need to get a permit to carry a gun in public places. They could also carry their gun freely without concealing it.

“If they’re a law abiding citizen and this bill is passed, they can carry a firearm without having to ask for government permission,” Rep. Sabatini said. “The second part of the bill is open carry. So, you’re allowed to carry a firearm on your person, even if it’s not concealed. You can carry it on your waistband for example.”

[ … ]

“We’re not saying you can’t have a gun,” Foy said. “At least have some structure with it–where you have to get a license, you have to get a permit.”

Action News Jax reporter Meghan Moriarty also reached out to the Republican Committee Chairman Representative Cory Byrd for a statement. He previously killed Sabatini’s bill in the 2021 session. He did not return Moriarty’s call.

It’s a modest first step.  It sounds like permitted open carry, which is a halfway house.

But this has been proposed and shot down for years in Florida.

I hear all about Ron DeSantis and how he would make such a great candidate for president.

Well, let’s see his mettle.  Let’s see him threaten to veto every other bill until this one comes to his desk.  Let’s see how much he really supports the RKBA.


Comments

  1. On September 20, 2021 at 10:11 pm, Fred said:

    I’ve been to Jax. Don’t drink the water.

  2. On September 21, 2021 at 7:43 am, Russell G. said:

    Never happen. Over 30% of FL is CCW. With the “rebel element” it’s way way higher. That’s why you read about perps getting routinely ventilated in FL. I’m also FL CCW, but realize that this is a tourist state. Period. This ain’t Tehas or elsewhere. Forget the Marxist mandate to oppose open carry and everything else because that’s always percolating in Tampa and Orlando and elsewhere that Soros owns (see, also, elected democommie “free weed-for-U” Nikki Fried who is currently tampering with the CCW renewals/applications and all hunting permits, as well).

    Fact: The hospitality lobby just can’t scare the Canadian and German tourists down here in Key West, Sarasota, and South Beach.

    I’m not even sure I’m on board with people in Miami open carrying. I’m not even sure I want open carry in my Dollar General or Tractor Supply 90 miles to the west of that third world shithole.

    Meh…

  3. On September 21, 2021 at 9:55 am, Red Man said:

    Don’t see it happening. Our Sheriff, with his 5 stars on his shoulder, wants to retain his monopoly of force. So his opinion will carry a lot of weight. There will be bodies EVERYWHERE! CATS and DOGS… And he’s supposedly a ‘good guy’ as well! On a parallel course, our former military congressman Brian Mast, who lost both legs to an IED while on an EOD night mission with the Rangers in Afghan. doesn’t believe that the American citizen should be able to have an AR-15. You know, one of them pesky Amendments. Take that for what it’s worth.

  4. On September 21, 2021 at 5:12 pm, scott s. said:

    My general observation is, for the western part of the state, once you get north of Chiefland it’s like being in a different state. In 2020 Trump signs everywhere. It used to extend further south but not so much anymore.

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