Florida is quite possibly the freest state in the union.
Thanks to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, and state lawmakers who care about our Constitution and the American way of life, the Sunshine State is full of liberty and opportunity.
It has stood up to COVID tyranny and helped remain an economic hot zone, despite the inflation and disastrous policies the Biden regime forced on our nation.
Yet, Florida still has one slightly weak point on gun rights: specifically, Florida is not a constitutional carry state; more and more Floridians are asking why that is, and when that will change.
Why Isn’t Florida a Constitutional Carry State?
Florida gun rights supporters formed a group outside the capitol building in Tallahassee recently to demand full gun rights. They were asking why constitutional carry isn’t yet passed in Florida; they are also asking an apt question.
Those who spoke at the rally raised the point that carrying a weapon without a permit should be the right of all Americans and that certainly includes Floridians.
The rally-goers brought a permit inside to top officials afterward, to let the governor’s office know that permit-less carry is an important priority for residents of Florida.
Those passing by the rally honked their horns in support; it’s definitely clear there are millions in Florida who stand up for 2A proudly and aren’t afraid to admit it.
Florida gun rights advocates hopping mad about seemingly stalled 'constitutional carry' bill https://t.co/FzIf0t5rGX
— The Palm Beach Post (@pbpost) February 8, 2022
Florida Has a Republican Supermajority
The thing about Florida is its legislature has a Republican supermajority.
That basically means conservatives have a chance to truly shape the state in the image of what traditional Americans envision. Constitutional carry is a core part of the conservative Republican platform. It’s supposed to be standard, and in 22 other states, it already is.
It’s clear that some lawmakers in Florida are going the way of the RINO. They want to blame constitutional carry for not passing on the Senate bill, but everyone can see they’re just passing the buck.
DeSantis himself already complained about people in the state government getting in the way of progress; it’s clear the governor personally supports constitutional carry.
It passed in Georgia and Texas. DeSantis needs to push harder on his own state legislators to get this put through and get gun rights prioritized in the Sunshine State.
During the upcoming regular session of the Florida Legislature, Constitutional Carry will be on the agenda.
It will pass.
— Biff Ulysses Winnetka (@HypocriLib) February 8, 2022
The Bottom Line
There’s no reason Florida shouldn’t pass constitutional carry in its upcoming legislative sessions.
After all, Florida’s legislature meets for two solid months each year and it’s currently meeting. Its regular session has no reason not to bring this up and make it into law.
What this means, in concrete terms, is we can hope for constitutional carry to become law in Florida before March 11. Governor DeSantis has already indicated he’d pass this bill into law once it reaches his desk.