The national Rifle Association joined Paul Renner, House Speaker, and representatives from the Florida Sheriffs Association to announce the introduction of a constitutional bill in the Florida Legislature.
The constitutional carry bill allows anyone who can legally carry a firearm to carry one without first getting a permit or paying a state fee. The bill DOES NOT allow felons or anyone with a criminal record to carry a firearm.
The bill will not affect any previously issued permits or anyone who is trying to obtain a permit in order to do so. Officials say once the bill is signed into law more than half the nation will recognize it as a fundamental right.