What you need to know before Florida’s new carry law goes into effect

Man with concealed carry permit application and pistol gun firearm Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by ja-images The new “constitutional carry” law that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law earlier this year is scheduled to go into effect on July 1. Previously punishable as a third-degree crime, the bill (HB 543) now permits some Floridians to

Florida House backs lowering the age to purchase guns

Guns – Permitless Carry – Protestors rallying for gun control – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Heidi Besen In a vote to undo a controversial move made following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018, the Florida House approved a bill on Friday that would lower the legal

Florida’s permitless carry law–5 things to know

Permitless Carry – Man shooting gun at gun range – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Prath Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law allowing people to carry concealed weapons in public without a permit or training. Before the actual start of the legislative session, almost all of the legislation’s committee stops were completed

FDACS Looking at Reducing Concealed Weapons License Wait Time After Record Application Month

Hand gun laying on a Gun / Firearms License Certificate. Courtesy: Shutterstock-Photo by steved_np3 In 2020, Florida has witnessed a dramatic increase in concealed weapons license (CWL) applications, specifically the months preceding the elections. “October 2020 saw the highest number of CWL applications in Florida history, with 38,349 new CWL applications received in addition to

Florida county backlogged with concealed weapons permit appointments

Man with concealed carry permit application and pistol gun firearm Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by ja-images In June, Florida Insider covered a story about the rise in screenings for background checks for gun purchases in the state. In the week following George Floyd’s death, Florida processed more than twice the number of background checks than it