Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has once again demonstrated his unwavering commitment to supporting Second Amendment rights by signing a bill that expands gun owners’ rights to carry firearms without obtaining a permit.
This new law will allow Floridians who are 21 years of age and older to carry a concealed weapon without any permit or fee. Florida is now the 26th state in the United States to adopt “Constitutional Carry” legislation.
At the signing of the bill, Governor DeSantis said, “I think it’s a really good bill. It’s consistent with our Constitution. It says that law-abiding citizens have a right to protect themselves and others.”
This is a huge victory for those who believe in the right to self-defense and the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The right to bear arms is a foundational right that cannot be infringed upon by the government.
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) has thanked Governor DeSantis for his support of self-defense and Second Amendment laws and the Florida legislature for their work on the bill.
Randy Kozuch from the NRA-ILA said, “This new law will allow law-abiding Floridians to protect themselves and their loved ones better, and we applaud Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for their work in passing this important piece of legislation.”
Moreover, this law will not change the regulations surrounding who may own firearms. Those with a criminal record or history of domestic violence or mental health issues will still be barred from owning firearms. Felons who have their rights restored will still be eligible to obtain permits to carry firearms.
In conclusion, Governor DeSantis has once again demonstrated his unwavering commitment to the Second Amendment and the rights of gun owners. This new law is a huge win for those who believe in the right to self-defense and the importance of the Second Amendment in American society. Florida has made a great leap forward in the protection of its citizens’ constitutional rights, and other states should follow the example set by Florida in defending the Second Amendment.