According to the National Association for Gun Rights, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has “pledged his support for Constitutional Carry” and would sign into law HB 103, the Constitutional Carry or open carry, measure already introduced in the Florida House of Representatives.
“We’re thrilled that Governor DeSantis has pledged his support for Constitutional Carry – now the legislature must act swiftly, pass Constitutional Carry through both chambers, and get it to Governor DeSantis as soon as possible,” said Matt Collins, Director of Legislation for Florida Gun Rights.
Gov. DeSantis allegedly made the promise this past Friday at the Governor’s Mansion, where he hosted the entire Republican Party of Florida Executive Committee.
The video clip included in the press release shows DeSantis being asked about supporting Constitutional Carry, but then the image moved away and only a muffled “Of Course” can be heard.
We have not been able to confirm with Gov. DeSantis if he actually said he supported the measure but will take the group at their word.
If the Florida Legislature, which was introduced by Rep Anthony Sabatini (R), passes and Gov. DeSantis signs the gun rights bill into law, Florida would become the 22nd state to adopt the measure that would allow an “eligible” gun owner to be able to carry a firearm openly or concealed.
Will Florida become an open carry state like the overwhelming majority of states, including Texas?