Open carry was close here in Florida and while it did not pass, there’s a amended bill that is somewhat comforting.
The Senate on Thursday approved a trio of bills that supporters say will ensure citizens’ constitutionally protected gun rights. One measure restricts doctors from asking patients about gun ownership, and another prohibits local governments from passing stricter gun laws than the state. Those two already have been approved by the House and await Gov.Rick Scott‘s signature. The third, which began life as a proposed “open carry” law, was modified to decriminalize the accidental showing of a concealed weapon. It goes to the House, which is expected to also approve it. The accidental display bill (SB 234) was approved by a vote of 26-11. The bill banning local gun control laws (HB 45) passed 30-8. The guns and doctors bill (HB 155) was approved 27-10.