Florida lawmakers approve bill to allow carrying of concealed weapons without a permit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will sign a new bill that allow the carrying of guns without a concealed weapons permit.


The state senate passed the bill Thursday.

It will end the decades-old requirement that included background checks and firearms training.

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Gun owners would still be required to have a valid ID while carrying their weapon.

The bill attracted both supporters and critics.

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The bill also provides money to harden school security.

And would allow private schools to participate in the controversial “Guardians” program, which allows armed guards on campus.

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