A Florida Lawmaker Pushing to Loosen State Gun Laws

first_imgRepublican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini has filed the bill, HB 273, in an effort to loosen restrictions on carrying a weapon in Florida.The bill would allow lawful gun owners to carry without a license in areas where concealed carry is typically allowed.It would still prohibit firearms in places like courtrooms and college campuses, but the penalty for bringing a gun there would be reduced from a third-degree felony to a second-degree misdemeanor.Republican State Rep. Anthony Sabatini filed bill that would allow lawful gun owners to carry without a license in areas where concealed carry is typically allowed. (WPEC)The bill also eliminates a requirement to be 21-years-old to carry.Sabatini took to Twitter after filing the bill. He wrote his bill, “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.’” He also added, “Our Second Amendment right should not be determined by a government bureaucracy.”The “Constitutional carry” law, is already in place in 16 other states.The bill will be brought up in the 2020 legislative session.last_img