TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Amid talk by Democrats to tighten gun laws, a Republican lawmaker from Central Florida wants the state to go in the other direction.
On Tuesday, Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R-Lake County) filed House Bill 273 . The bill would remove the requirement for a license to carry a concealed firearm where it is currently required for lawful gun owners.
The bill also seeks to allow any person at least 18 years old to "possess a concealed firearm or other weapon for self-defense or other lawful purpose within the interior of a private conveyance, without a license, if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use."
Sabatini said the bill would delete the requirement that requires what he calls a "permission slip from government" before concealing a weapon for their self defense—also known as 'Constitutional Carry.'
The bill will be brought up for discussion during the 2020 legislative session.
There has been a push to repeal components of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act , which prohibits licensed dealers from selling a firearm to a person under 21 years old.
Sabatini also filed House Bill 6001 which, would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry handguns on Florida college and university campuses.
Today I filed HB 273, which deletes the requirement that a person obtain a permission slip from government before concealing a weapon for their self defense—also known as “Constitutional Carry.” Our Second Amendment right should not be determined by a government bureaucracy. pic.twitter.com/S3eVW7SLdo
— Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) October 1, 2019
This story was originally published by Scott Sutton on WPTV in West Palm, Florida.