FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Concealed Carry Licenses Soon for All of Our Troops
Florida (March 15th, 2012) Qualified to Defend Our Nation Overseas = Qualified to Defend Yourself and Your Family at Home.
Concealed Carry for Military & Vets Under 21 Has Passed the FL House and Senate Unanimously!
Those who defend our country overseas should be able to defend themselves and their families at home. There have been too many incidences of violence against our troops who have just returned from overseas deployments and found themselves defenseless at home. Florida Carry authored legislation that will insure that our current troops and honorably discharged veterans can obtain a license to carry regardless of age or duty station. The bill will also require that fingerprint cards be accepted from military police and provost so that service members stationed overseas can complete their applications.
There are over 8,000 adult service members under the age of 21 living in the State of Florida. Countless more resident veterans and annual military visitors who will have their right the bear arms advanced by these bills.
Representatives Kreegel and Brandes sponsored HB 463 in the Florida House and Senator Negron sponsored SB 998 in the Florida Senate. The bills have already passed all seven committees, the full house, and the full senate unanimously. We were happy to have NRA’s support in moving the bill forward smoothly through both chambers of the Legislature.
The new provisions will take effect as soon as Governor Scott signs HB 463 in to law.
This is a good first step toward full recognition of the right to bear arms by all law-abiding adults.
- Florida Carry Authored and Strongly Supported These Bills
- PASSED HOUSE & SENATE UNANIMOUSLY!