Is Constitutional Carry Coming to the Sunshine State?

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on April 29, 2022 that he will likely sign Constitutional Carry into law should it come to his desk. Constitutional Carry is the simple concept that any lawful individual should be allowed to carry a firearm without having to pay the government for permission to do so. 

Currently, Florida residents need a license to carry a concealed weapon. Part of acquiring this license, is a requirement to take a firearms safety training course. 

So far, there are 25 states with Constitutional Carry on the books. DeSantis wants to make Florida the 26th state with Constitutional Carry as the law of the land. 

.”The Legislature will get it done. I can’t tell you if it’s going to be next week, six months, but I can tell you that before I am done as governor, we will have a signature on that bill,” DeSantis declared.

By voicing his explicit support for Constitutional Carry, DeSantis now officially owns the issue. Grassroots activists are trying to pressure DeSantis to add Constitutional Carry to the agenda of the May 23 special session dealing with property insurance. 

Given how far DeSantis has come in expressing his support for Constitutional Carry, he must add it to Florida’s special session. Hardcore liberty conservatives such as Anthony Sabatini have fought tooth and nail to introduce Constitutional Carry legislation in the Florida State Legislature. All of that effort will go to waste if DeSantis does not act on Constitutional Carry. 

The ball is in DeSantis’s court. If he is able to make Florida the 26th Constitutional Carry state, every red state will follow suit and pass this legislation by the end of this decade. That’s how the high stakes are at this point. 

DeSantis should not let this opportunity go to waste.