BREAKING: DeSantis Predicts Florida Will Pass Constitutional Carry

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U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- At a press conference Friday morning in Williston, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis predicted the legislature will pass constitutional carry, but he didn’t say when.

“Well, the one thing I wanted the Legislature to do, and I think we will do it – I can’t tell you exactly when – but I’m pretty confident I will be able to sign a constitutional carry into law in the State of Florida,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis said it is just a matter of time, and he took a swipe at Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, who oversees Florida’s Concealed Weapon and Firearm Licensing program and is running to replace him as governor.

“We used to be a leader on the Second Amendment – there’s like 25 states that have already done it, and I think if you look now, you have a situation where the official in charge of these permits doesn’t support Second Amendment rights. So why would you want to subcontract your constitutional rights to a public official who rejects the very existence of those rights?” he said. “So, the Legislature will get it done. I can’t tell you if it’ll 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.”

There are several options DeSantis could use to prompt the legislature to consider a constitutional carry bill.

During the special session next month, which will address home insurance issues, he could issue a “communication from the governor” – a formal message to House and Senate leadership, telling them to consider constitutional carry during the special session.



After the special session ends, DeSantis could issue another proclamation calling the legislature back for another special session for the “sole and exclusive purpose” of considering constitutional carry.


About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Russn8r

“Real piece of work”? Where’s your condemnation of the folks who blocked it? Marion Hammer’s “pro-gun” NRA pets, Wilton “Red Flag” Simpson & Chuck Brannon? DeSantis promotes ConCarry, just not pushing it hard as we want. How hard are YOU pushing it? You trash him here, but do write & call? He’s fighting the DemComs & taking turf. This isn’t the only critical issue. It’s up to 2A activists & writers to push him to prioritize this over other mandates, perversion in schools, free speech etc. So who’s a piece of work? Do those who won’t lobby really want it,… Read more »

Cobia

I have had email discussions with Rep Salzman. She had stated she would not support Constitutional Carry on camera with a group that met with her to urge her support it I am a 33 year Florida beat cop. I urged her to support the legislation. Rep Salzman responded even thou I am not in her district and basically made some political excuses as to why she would not. When I responded back, she quickly and somewhat harshly played the typical politucal block of ” you dont live in my tepresentative area”. Many legal citizens could benefit from this legislation… Read more »

Wild Bill

That is good original research and intel!! Spread the word! And welcome to the site. I look forward to reading more of your commentary.

JimQ

Enough lip service and get it done

3%er

DeSantis has had years to get this done. He can “say” he will sign the bill when it comes across his desk ? BS. That’s all he does is talk. He has no intentions of getting CC passed and signed into law. He better realize that he’s losing one hell of a lot of his Florida political voting base. He’s not pro-2A,he just “says” he is.

Russn8r

Have either of you ever written him about it?

Russn8r

I agree but have you written him about it? Or called?

Request Special Session
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850-717-9337

I suggest sending him this article, urge him to read the posts. He’s hurting himself by not making it a top priority when even corrupt RINO traitors like Kemp do it.

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Henry Bowman

Make a positive suggestion and you get downvotes. Typical Ammoland fake-POTG snowflakes! [Keep up the good work!]

Wild Bill

Those that make positive suggestions do not generally receive votes of disapproval. Just licentious slanderers.

Henry Bowman

Wow, so passive-aggressive. I’ve watched you snipe at others before; hell, you’ve sniped at me (and for no good reason). Pots calling kettles black and so forth, a lot of that going on here. Everyone needs to cut it out and remove the telephone beams from their eyes before worring about the mote in others’. You can hate on Russn8r all you want but what he said was not wrong; constructive actions not words are how we win the fight – and contacting elected officials will be of vital importance right up to the point that necessity demands bullets instead.… Read more »

Norm

It was probably the ” … even corrupt RINO traitors like Kemp do it” that got him downvotes.

Henry Bowman

…Assuming that one didn’t know Kemp is not a born-again conservative. Being a Republican doesn’t guarantee conservativism. If that were the case there would be no RINOs. Truth is, an entirely unacceptable percentage of the GOP is RINO; not just Mittens Romney, Murky Murkowski, Susan Collins, Marco Polo Rubio or Lindsey Graham.

The only reason why I vote is to vote AGAINST Commiecrats. But if elections were solely between Republicans and Libertarians, I’d vote straight-ticket Libertarian! The GOP has SOME OK people in office (like Lauren Boebert), but frankly the party has been weighed and found wanting.

swmft

and we are bad because we are tea party conservatives

Russn8r

Maybe. Do you approve of Kemp aiding The Big Steal in 2020?

Main reason: A posse of trolls on Ammoland downvotes anyone who questions “qualified” immunity for LEOs who defecate on the oath, like this:

Russn8r

Pic not attached somehow. Kenny Waters with his sister after his release. Innocent victim of Oathbreakers.

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swmft

I have politely told them to grow up ,it does not work. they think they walk on water most are ex or current le so head up their ars , when I was working saw how bad and ego centric people can be .. I point out that a government agent taking without PROOF of wrong doing is violating title 18 the constitution was to protect us from each other and the outside world the bill of rights is to restrict leos they dont like that . bullies dont want to have their toys taken and sent home when a… Read more »

swmft

bravo and well said , you should be able to respect the message or good advise even if you dont like the messenger

Russn8r

Let’s say what it is. The Oathbreaker Posse doesn’t like or respect Constitution, Oath, Badge, Duty, Responsibility, Accountability. That’s why all the DVs, lies, snark attacks, projection & prissy cover stories about their bubble boy ears being shocked by alleged year-old innuendo they never produce. They want to Just Follow Orders, assist their “federal partners”, circle the wagons for bad cops & put Paycheck Uber Alles without consequence.

Finnky

While I generally think Texas peace officers are (on average) better than those of most other states – the Goines gang wiped away any semblance of trust in any of Texas’s LE. Note i still trust other LE even less. Goines gang got away with their crimes for many years, fraudulently sending thousands of people to prison (including George Floyd). They were only stopped due to heroic (and fatal) self defense by Gary Tuttle. Were it not for picking the wrong victim their crimes would undoubtedly be continuing. No internal controls, no honest cop stepping up, absolutely nothing from within… Read more »

Russn8r

Amen.

Stag

*mic drop

JayWPB

As we say here in South Florida, “Gator Done!”

Wild Bill

That is funny!

grant

Believe me, ‘The Gov’ was very much aware of the CC bill before even the second special session. And he was also very much informed of the ‘who’ and the ‘why’ (Wilton Simpson & MSDact).
I’m pretty sure this announcement comes on the heels of massive backlash on his unwillingness to actually make this happen.
There’s a reason for the “I can’t tell you exactly when”
I am not going to hold my breath.

Arny

Maybe he was smart enough to foresee the use of Constitutional Carry as a tool to get re elected.

Hazcat

“Maybe he is disingenuous enough to keep dangling the carrot to get our votes.” FIFY

DIYinSTL

A re-election ploy? Perhaps. An election ploy for a run at the White House in 2024 is more likely.

Russn8r

Complaining without action achieves nothing. Have you written him about it? Called? I know hazcat does regularly.
Request ConCarry Special Session NOW
[email protected]
[email protected]
850-717-9337

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KenW

I’m not convinced that Governor DeSantis is the real problem here. Me thinks that the stonewalling is from the Legislature and a certain (NRA) lobbyist whose signature legislative achievement in Florida was the “shall issue” law. I was in a gun shop and CC was being discussed and the general consensus is that FL likes the revenue from the CWL program.

PMinFl

And now Wilton Simpson wants to become agriculture commissioner? He must be afraid he will lose the power to grant concealed carry permits which is in the purview of that office.

gregs

reads almost like the email i sent him a couple weeks ago.
i, as a voter here in south fla will not vote for this _____. i know what a democrat/leftist would do, and simpson not even being a rino, would do the same.

Russn8r

Yep. And Marion Hammer backs Wilton “Red Flag” Simpson for the seat. They’re both corrupt as the day is long.

john

Stop the promise and get it done Florida has to many gun laws now which are unconstitutional.

Russn8r

Yep. I lobby DeSantis at least once a day.

Hazcat

I hit him and my congress slimes once a week.

Russn8r

Good man. I did today again. Forwarded this article and quoted some of the comments.

swmft

I rattle his cage regularly and stat rep and senator get back email excuses ,parkland when you point out the useless leo on site one teacher with a gun would have stopped it much faster