Today, Representative Chuck Brannan (R-10) filed House Bill 543, the NRA-backed constitutional carry bill. The Constitutional Rights, Rule of Law & Government Operations Subcommittee will hear it on February 7th from 4-6PM. Florida is currently in contention with Nebraska to become the 26th constitutional carry state. Please contact subcommittee members and ask them to SUPPORT HB 543.
NRA members and Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to attend the February 7th hearing and support constitutional carry. The meeting details and agenda will be posted here.
House Bill 543 constitutional carry strengthens the right to self-defense in Florida by recognizing the right of any law-abiding adult who is at least 21-years-old and legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without red tape, delays, or fees. It does not change who is eligible to obtain a carry permit. It also does not affect previously issued permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Florida’s permits, to do so.
Again, please contact subcommittee members asking them to SUPPORT HB 543 and also consider attending the hearing.