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Greg Steube Fires Up Open Carry Bill for 2017 Session
More at the link: https://www.thegunwriter.com/21764/senator-steube-files-omnibus-pro-gun-bill-open-carry-and-more/December 12, 2016 â€" 11:30am
A proposal to allow Floridaâ€™s concealed weapons permit holders to carry their firearms openly and eliminate some â€œgun-free zonesâ€ will make another appearance during the 2017 legislative session.
The legislation, SB 140, is sponsored by Sen. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, who introduced the measure last year when he was a state representative.
If passed, the bill would allow Floridaâ€™s 1.7 million concealed carry permit holders to openly carry their firearms. The more sweeping part of the measure, however, would eliminate gun-free zones in places like secondary schools, local centers and government meeting areas.
The bill would not allow CCW permit holders to carry their firearms on college campuses and restrictions would still exist on carrying guns to restaurants and bars. Any permit holder in violation of the restrictions in the bill would face a misdemeanor charge.