(TargetLiberty.org) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has hard at work to keep radical progressive agendas out of his state. Last week, he decided to take time out of his busy schedule to expand gun rights in Florida.
Last Tuesday, June 29, DeSantis signed a historic bill into law. The new measure, HB 259, allows people to carry firearms into churches and other houses of worship that share properties with schools. Prior to this law, people could carry their firearms into religious institutions as long as they were not also on school grounds. This legislation changed that.
State Senator Joe Gruters (R-Sarasota), who sponsored the bill, said that churches that lease school spaces could be a target for violent criminals because they operate without armed security. The new law will give worshippers peace of mind knowing they may protect themselves.
"Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law letting concealed carry permit holders to have their guns with them at churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious institutions, as well as property owned, leased, or rented by them."
— Mrgunsngear (@Mrgunsngear) July 1, 2021
The action has been well-received by those who support the Second Amendment, while others want more. Florida Gun Rights would like to see Constitutional Carry become the law in the state. That’s the right to carry a firearm, concealed or unconcealed, without a permit. However, the group said the new law is a “step in the right direction.”
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