Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)- This year, three pro-gun/pro-sportsmen bills passed in the Florida legislature and were enacted into law by Governor Rick Scott.
House Bill 313 would limit the liability of landowners who contract with the state to allow their private land to be used by the public for hunting, fishing and other recreational purposes. HB 313 unanimously passed in both the state Senate and House and was signed into law by Governor Scott on May 4. This law will take effect July 1, 2012.
House Bill 463 would provide that otherwise qualified members and veterans of U.S. Armed Forces be issued a concealed weapon or firearm license regardless of age or U.S. residency in certain circumstances. This bill also contains language to prohibit the reckless discharge of firearms in neighborhoods. HB 463 unanimously passed in both state Senate and House and was signed into law by Governor Scott on April 13. This bill took effect immediately.
House Bill 5601 would reduce the fee for a new concealed carry weapons license application from $85 to $70 for a seven-year license and would reduce the fee for a renewal of a concealed carry weapons license from $70 to $60 for a seven-year license. HB 5601 passed in the state Senate by a 31 to 6 vote and passed in the state House by a 98 to 15 vote. This bill was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott on April 20. This bill will take effect July 1, 2012.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org