Florida Carry

Legislation


HM 545 - Right to Keep and Bear Arms:

Urges Congress and the President to protect the constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms.

  • Florida Carry Supports This Bill

HB 1047 & SB 1446 - Defense of Life, Home, and Property:

Urges Congress and the President to protect the constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms.

  • Florida Carry Authored and Strongly Supports These Bills


HB 1097 & SB 1418 - School Safety:

Urges Congress and the President to protect the constitutional right of the people to keep and bear arms.

  • Florida Carry Supports These Bills


HB 97 & SB 374 - Exemption to Firearms Preemption for Events Outdoors or in Government Buildings:

This bill would create a patchwork of local laws designed to disarm lawful carriers of firearms at the whim of local jurisdictions and state agencies.

  • Florida Carry Opposes These Bills

HB 0123 & SB 0362 - Prohibiting the Use of Deadly Force Against Home Invasion:

This bill would require that a home invader make an additional overt act, after they have force their way in to your home, before you can even point a gun at them in defense of yourself and your family. It also defines "unlawful activity" for the purposes of self-defense to include minor non-violent offences like operating an unlicensed hobby business part time from your home. This ill considered definition would prohibit people from defending themselves even while J-walking. The bill would also remove civil immunity protections in valid cases of the defense of innocent life.

  • Florida Carry Opposes These Bills

SB 0136 & HB 0331 - Prohibiting the Use of Non-Deadly and Deadly Force in Most Circumstances:

This bill would require that a victim who acted in defense of innocent life be arrested even without probable cause. The bill would make it illegal to defend yourself if you have left "a place of safety", chase a thief, or says provoking words to their would-be murderer. This provision would endanger people any time they leave their home. It would also take away protections designed to insure that people unjustly charged in civil court can recover their attorney fees, expenses and lost income. Finally, the bill requires FDLE and all other law enforcement agencies to compile data monthly for an annual report on self-defense incidents to the legislature.

  • Florida Carry Opposes These Bills

SB 0314 & HB 4017 - Repealing gun owner medical rights and privacy laws:

This bill would allow helthcare providers to refuse to provide needed medical care to gun owners.

  • Florida Carry Opposes These Bills

HB 0501 & SB 988 - Possession/Discharge of Firearm/Destructive Device/During Commission of Specified Offenses
These bills would allow a sentencing court to impose minimum sentences for certain offenses in which a firearm was possessed or discharged if certain criteria are met.
Florida Carry is neutral on these bills


SB 1656 - Public Records/School Safety Marshals Information/DOE
This bill will exempt public records disclosure of personal identifying information for school safety marshals created under SB 1730.
Florida Carry is neutral on this bill.


SB 1730 - Public Schools
This bill establishes the school safety marshal program.
Florida Carry is neutral on this bill.


HB 97 & SB 374 - Concealed Weapons and Firearms
These bills carve out a preemption exception for local governments to prohibit firearms from certain public events and buildings.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


HB 123 & SB 362 - Use of Deadly Force
These bills would remove the legal presumption of great bodily harm or death to a person who forcibly enters an individual’s home, making the homeowner prove deadly force was necessary.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


SB 136 & HB 331 - Self-Defense
These bills eliminate the immunity from arrest afforded a person who utilizes lawful self-defense and removes the mandatory award of court costs and attorney fees to those found immune from prosecution.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


SB 314 & HB 4017 - Privacy of Firearm Owners
These bills repeal the patient protection act preventing doctors from unrelated inquiries into firearms ownership.
Florida Carry opposes these bills.


HB 325 & HB 327 & SB 1208 & SB 1224 - School Safety/Trust Funds/Creation/Safe Schools Trust Fund/DOE
These bills collectively dedicate taxes on firearms and ammunition to fund the Safe Schools Trust Fund, removes the exemption for license holders to carry within 500 feet of any school, and requires surrendering of firearms to school officials or police when within 500 feet of any school to avoid charges.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


SB 622 & HB 4009 - Use of Deadly Force in Defense of a Person
These bills would remove the legal presumption of great bodily harm or death to a person who forcibly enters an individual’s home, making the homeowner prove deadly force was necessary.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


HB 799 - Use of Force in Self-Defense
This bill eliminates the “stand your ground” defense if one pursues, causes disruption, or initiates an altercation.
Florida Carry strongly opposes this bill.


HB 993 & SB 1018 - Regulation of Firearms and Ammunition
These bills repeal preemption of local government regulation of firearms and ammunition.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


SB 1000 - Regulation of Firearms
This bill prohibits the care, custody, possession, or control of any firearm for a period of 90 days from any person who is sent for mental evaluation by law enforcement without any due process.
Florida Carry strongly opposes this bill.


HB 1051 & SB 1272 - Sale or Transfer of Firearms at Gun Shows
These bills make a felony of private sales of firearms at gun shows, requiring all such sales go through a licensed dealer.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


HB 1229 & SB 1678 - Firearms
These bills impose a 3-day waiting period on all firearms sales and mandates anger management class completion and periodic renewal prior to any ammunition purchase.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


HB 1343 & SB 1640 - Weapons or Firearms
These bills mandate universal background checks on all firearms transactions, prohibiting private sales, and requiring a licensed dealer process all such transactions.
Florida Carry strongly opposes these bills.


HB 1355 - Purchase of Firearms by Mentally Ill Persons
This bill provides for the prohibition of firearms to those who voluntarily submit themselves to a mental institution for treatment and has undergone involuntary examination under Baker Act.
Florida Carry neutral on this bill, but withholds support of it, due to the overly burdensome procedure for the restoration of rights after treatment.


SB 1484 - Mental Health
This bill waives confidentiality between medical care providers and patients under certain circumstances, requires such information to be provided to FDLE, and prohibits DOACS from issuing CWFLs to persons incapable of exercising proper judgment with regards to firearms.
Florida Carry opposes this bill.


SB 1486 - Public Records/Patients and Health Care Providers Information/FDLE
This bill creates an exemption from public records requirements for certain information of patients and health care providers under the mandatory reporting of mental health status for firearm safety program.
Florida Carry opposes this bill.


SB 1488 - Licensure to Carry a Concealed Weapon or Firearm
This bill extends the 3-year period of time required to have elapsed after a controlled substance, chronic alcohol abuse, or misdemeanor domestic violence conviction before one can apply for a CWFL.
Florida Carry opposes this bill.


SB 1582 - Culpable Negligence
This bill makes storing or leaving an “assault weapon” within reach or easy access of another person a third degree felony, with some exceptions.
Florida Carry strongly opposes this bill.


SB 1670 - Assault Weapons and Magazines
This bill implements a statewide ban on the import, manufacture, sale, or possession of “assault weapons” and large capacity magazines. At the end of a one-year grace period, all contraband items must be rendered inoperable, surrendered to law enforcement, or registered with FDLE.
Florida Carry strongly opposes this bill.

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HB-19 - School Safety:

Permits school superintendent, with approval of the school board, to authorize school safety designee to carry concealed weapon or firearm on school property; provides requirements for school safety designees; provides exception to prohibition on possession of firearms or other specified devices on school property or other specified areas; provides for fingerprint processing & retention; requires that fees be borne by school safety designee or school; requires school boards to formulate policies & procedures for dealing with active shooters & hostage situations in consultation with law enforcement; requires district school boards & private schools allow campus tours by local law enforcement agencies for specified purposes & that their recommendations be documented; permits district school boards to commission one or more school safety officers on each school campus.

  • Florida Carry is Evaluating This Bill

HB 4005 & SB 176 - Licensed Carry on College & University Campus:

Repeals provision prohibiting concealed carry licensees carrying concealed weapon or firearm into college or university facilities.

  • Florida Carry Supports This Bill

SB 290 & HB 493 - Right to Bear Arms During Mandatory Emergency Evacuations:

Floridians who lawfully own a firearm are currently prohibited from taking their guns from their home during a state of emergency, the bill will allow those able to possess a firearm to protect themselves and their families in the chaos of a disaster, when law enforcement may be overwhelmed and unavailable to immediately come to their assistance.

  • Florida Carry Supports This Bill

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