Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed HB-259, which is known as the “Church Carry” bill, into law.
The bill was strongly supported by Florida Carry and the National Rifle Association.
It allows concealed carry licensees to carry concealed firearms in churches, synagogues and other houses of worship, unless they’re specifically told not to by the institution. The law also allows concealed carry in churches located on school property, and in churches that have a school on its property.
“Unfortunately, history has shown us that no gun-free zone is safe – even a house of worship,” said Florida Carry, Inc. founder and executive director Sean Caranna. “This new law will allow churchgoers to protect other congregants, like Jack Wilson so bravely did two years ago in Texas.”
The bill was sponsored by Republican Representatives Jayer Williamson and Cord Byrd, and had 35 cosponsors.
The Senate Bill was sponsored by Senator Joe Gruters, and had nine cosponsors.
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