DeSantis signs bill allowing concealed carry without permit
The Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Floridians will be able to carry concealed guns without a permit under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
DeSantis signed the bill Monday during a private ceremony after the Legislature passed it Thursday. It will allow anyone who can legally own a gun in Florida to carry one without a permit.
It means training and a background check will not be needed for people to carry concealed guns in public.
The state now has nearly 3 million permit holders.
The bill signing comes five years after then-Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, signed a bill creating gun restrictions after 17 students and faculty were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.
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4/3/2023 2:54:50 PM (GMT -5:00)