2011 Was Florida Carry's first legislative session.
Open Carry was gutted from the bill on the Senate Floor in a clear end-run around the legislative process. The Leadership of the Florida House refused to let the bill come to a vote with the Open Carry provision despite overwhelming support from house members.
HB 45 & SB 402 - Firearms Preemption Enforceability: Provides penalties for government officials who knowingly & willfully violate Florida's Firearms Preemption Statute. Allows for the collection of attorney’s fees and damages. Passing good state laws is a hollow victory when local governments ignore them.
Florida Carry Co-executive Director Richard Nascak worked tirelessly throughout 2010 to bring the abused preemption issue to light and was a genesis for HB45.
HB 499 & SB 1220 - Shall Issue Carry for Military & Vets: Those who defend our country overseas should be able to defend themselves and their families at home. This Florida Carry authored legislation will insure that our current troops and honorably discharged veterans can obtain a license to carry regardless of age or duty station.
SB 1646 & HB 365 - Carry by Elected Officials: Allows elected officials to carry in government body and committee meetings but disarms even licensed citizens. This bill represents the “only ones” attitude that has proven deadly to law abiding citizens.
SB 1726 & HB 1335 - Firearm Carry and Magazine Ban: Bans standard magazines that come as standard parts of common handguns and rifles, bans carrying defensive firearms and weapons on “school district” property. *not just schools*.