Late last month, Governor Ron DeSantis has signed HB259, called a “Church Carry” bill, legalizing guns at places of worship.
The NRA declared “NRA Victory” in response.
🇺🇸NRA VICTORY: Florida Gov. @RonDeSantisFL SIGNS Church Carry Bill (HB-259) Into Law
— NRA (@NRA) June 30, 2021
Per WFLA “Going forward, if you’ve got a concealed carry permit and own a gun, you can now take it with you to church. The bill allowing the carry restriction at religious institutions was short, just over a page long.”
“The new law says that it does not limit the private property rights of churches, synagogues, or other religious institutions to exercise control over their property regarding firearms. The institutions will still be allowed to control whether or not firearms are allowed on their property,” the report adds.
Some second amendment advocates say the bill “doesn’t go far enough.”
Pro-gun organization Florida Gun Rights calls it “a step in the right direction” though they want DeSantis to make Constitutional Carry the law of the land.
Matt Collins, Director of Legislation for Florida Gun Rights said “Constitutional Carry is the law in 21 other states but where does Governor Ron DeSantis stand on this critical issue?” So far he has been silent.”