Florida, gun license without license: new law in force since July

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a law allowing firearms to be carried in public without a license, inspection or training. The only requirement is a valid ID card. The law was approved by the Florida Senate last Friday, after the rejection of an amendment that required the safe custody of weapons. The law will go into effect on July 1.

Satisfied the promoter of the law

“This rule is a big step so that the average law-abiding citizen doesn’t have to jump through hoops to get a government license to carry their own firearm,” said Rep. Chuck Brannan, sponsor of the bill.

The wrath of the White House

The White House called it “shameful that, shortly after yet another tragic school shooting, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs a law allowing the carrying of concealed weapons without a license,” said spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre. “It’s the opposite of gun safety common sense. Florida residents deserve better and have already paid dearly for state and Congressional inaction on guns with Parkland, Pulse Nightclub and Pine Hills,” referring to some of the mass shootings that have occurred in the state in recent years.