On July 1, 2023, Floridians will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon, thanks to House Bill (HB) 543, which Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed into law. This new legislation strengthens the Second Amendment rights of Florida residents, making the state the 26th in the nation to enact Constitutional Carry legislation. In support of this new law and gun rights, we highlight the key points that gun owners should be aware of.
Key Points for Florida Gun Owners:
While opponents argue that this new law could make Florida more dangerous, the Republican majority and gun rights advocates maintain that law-abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves and carry guns. Under Governor DeSantis, the momentum has shifted back toward expanding gun rights, earning praise from gun rights advocates and legislators who believe in upholding Second Amendment rights.
Florida's new Constitutional Carry law is a significant step toward empowering law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families. By understanding the key points of this new legislation, gun owners can exercise their rights responsibly and contribute to a safer, more secure society.
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Dennis Gonzalez Jr.
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney