This week, Republicans in the Florida Legislature are closing in on their goal of getting a permitless gun carry bill on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk.
That comes as opposition against it grows more fierce, with national gun reform groups joining Florida Democrats.
The state Senate got its first look at the bill on Monday. It would allow concealed carrying of weapons in Florida without the currently required permit or training.
Republicans call it a Second Amendment right.
“Getting the government permission slip out of the way is the impetus for this bill,” said state Sen. Jay Collins, a Republican from Tampa.
With a GOP supermajority,
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